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Matt Canna focuses his litigation practice in the areas of tort and intellectual property law, with a particular emphasis in toxic tort, patent infringement and premises liability claims. He takes a balanced and measured approach to litigation to achieve favorable resolutions for his clients. Matt represents various industrial product and equipment manufacturers—including Fortune 500 companies—in toxic tort personal injury claims. He also represents premises owners in personal injury claims. In addition, Matt advises clients regarding patent infringement claims, and is licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Matt has extensive knowledge of all phases of litigation. Not only has he resolved cases through trial, arbitration, and mediation, but also, he has handled hundreds of depositions, including those of liability, medical and damage experts.

Professional Background

Prior to joining Hinshaw, Matt was both a summer associate and a law clerk with the firm.

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized as a "Leading Lawyer" by Leading Lawyers Magazine
  • Recognized as an "Emerging Lawyer" by Leading Lawyers Magazine

Representative Matters

  • Represented patent owner in litigation relating to managing dynamic web page generation requests in a case that settled days prior to jury trial. (Oracle Corp. v. Parallel Networks)
  • Represented plaintiff in case alleging breach of license agreement, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and tortious inference
  • Represented debt collection agency in patent infringement lawsuit

Community/Civic Activities

  • Special Olympics of Chicago
    • Board of Directors, Member, 2013–Present; Legal Chair
  • Hinshaw University Program, Former Volunteer

J.D., Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2003

  • Member, Intellectual Property Law Society

B.S., University of Notre Dame, 2000; Mechanical Engineering

  • Member, London Engineering Summer Program