Representative Matters

Matthew Canna focuses his litigation practice in the areas of tort and intellectual property law, with particular emphasis in toxic tort, patent infringement and construction site claims. He defends various industrial product and equipment manufacturers, contracts and premises owners in toxic tort personal injury claims. Mr. Canna also advises clients regarding patent infringement claims and is licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Mr. Canna handles all phases of litigation, including conducting depositions, working with expert witnesses and drafting legal motions, memoranda and pleadings.

Professional Background

Mr. Canna joined Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in September 2003. Previously he was summer associate with the firm in 2002, and clerked at the firm in 2002 and 2001. Mr. Canna was also a summer staff associate with Professional National Title Network.

Representative Matters

  • Represented patent owner in litigation relating to managing dynamic webpage generation requests in a case that settled three days prior to a May 2011 jury trial. Oracle Corp. v. Parallel Networks.
  • Represented debt collection agency in a patent infringement lawsuit.
  • Represented licensor in a breach of contract claim involving environmental remediation technology.

Community/Civic Activities

  • Special Olympics of Chicago, Member of Board of Directors (2013–Present).


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