Matthew R. Schantz

T 317.237.3215
F 317.237.3900
201 North Illinois Street
Suite 1900
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-4236

Matt serves a variety of small, medium and large clients, working as a strategic advisor to create and implement intellectual property strategy to make the most out of their technology and the things that make their businesses unique. He negotiates and drafts licenses of patent rights, trade secrets, software know-how and other technology rights to enable clients to monetize and leverage their innovations and creativity, as well as those of others. Considering offensive and defensive issues in patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret law, he serves clients in the electrical, electromechanical, Internet, semiconductor, software, cryptography and electromagnetic technology areas, and also in the computer security, furniture and automotive industries. 

Matt routinely handles a wide range of intellectual property matters, including patent and trademark applications and technology licenses, and manages and coordinates clients' international intellectual property portfolios. He is admitted to practice as a patent attorney before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Highlights & Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, 2014-2019
  • Selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2009

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • The Trademark Reporter, Editorial Board Member, 2014-2017
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2006-present
  • IEEE Working Group P1817 (Consumer-Ownable Digital Personal Property)
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2006-present

Civic & Charitable Organizations

  • GCC Foundation/Grace Care Center, Noblesville, Indiana, Personal Shopper and Co-op Advisor, 2017-present
  • Grace Church, Noblesville, Indiana, Grace Kids, Shepherd, 2013-present
  • Westfield High School, Westfield, Indiana, Westfield Band Boosters, 2013-2017
  • Grace Church, Noblesville, Indiana, Out Loud Youth Worship Ministry, Team Leader, 2013-2015
  • Church at the Crossing's God Made Me Ministry, Co-Division Leader, 2002-2011
  • Oak Trace Elementary School, Small Group Leader and BizTown Mentor, 2005-2009
  • Westfield Youth Soccer Association, Coach, 2006, 2012

Non-FBT Publications and Events

"Architectural copyright troll Design Basics stopped again" Indiana Builders Association, December 19, 2018

"Blockchain Technology and Sureties" Surety Association of Indiana, October 9, 2018

"Yes, there is an 'I' in Blockchain" University of Dayton Law School Program in Law and Technology, June 8, 2018

"Keeping Pace with Vendor Risk Management - What to Do before, During and After Contract Execution" Indiana Bankers Association Mega Conference, May 2, 2018 

"U.S. Intellectual Property Protection in the Blockchain Industry: Trends and Solutions" New York State Bar Association, International Law Practicum, Vol. 31, 2018

Speaker, Blockchain Beyond Bitcoin: Models, opportunities, threats and risk management, 10th Annual NKU Cybersecurity Symposium, October 2017

Article Contributor, “Legal Briefs Raise Copyright Questions,” Indiana Lawyer, March 28, 2012

"Basics of IP," Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship (DURI)/Interns for Indiana (IFI), 2009-2010

"IP and Data Rights Through the SBIR Process," IEDC's Indiana SBIR & STTR Conference, 2009

“Growing With Innovation: Guarding Your Company’s Ideas with Patents,” Indiana Business Magazine, December 1, 2008

"Basics of IP," Entrepreneurship Capstone, Purdue University, 2008

"SBIR Intellectual Property," IEDC/IUETC SBIR Training Series, 2007

"SBIR Phase II Review," Panel, National Science Foundation (NSF), 2007

"Interpretation of U.S. Software Patents and Patent Applications," IASTED LAWTECH, 2006

Other Contact Info


Allison Colclesser
T 317.237.3968