Matt Osterhaus


281-970-4545 ext. 143

Matt’s practice focuses on complex technical and legal issues in U.S. and international intellectual property law. He works with Fletcher Yoder’s team of attorneys and agents to prepare and prosecute patent and trademark applications in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, conduct patent evaluations, prepare patent validity and infringement opinions, and counsel clients on a range of IP questions.

Matt represents clients in many diverse technical fields — from high-tech consumer electronic devices to state-of-the-art oilfield evaluation tools. Matt’s technological familiarity includes: wireless communication; liquid crystal display (LCD) and organic light emitting diode (OLED) displays; image processing; nuclear, electromagnetic, and fluid sampling oilfield tools; programmable logic devices; user interface design; semiconductor fabrication; medical devices; power distribution and industrial control systems; and a wide variety of other technologies. With his background in electrical engineering and electromagnetics, he is especially interested in the confluence of complex legal issues and state-of-the-art technology.

In January 2014, Matt was promoted to shareholder. He joined Fletcher Yoder as an associate in 2007 after a summer clerkship in 2006. He holds an electrical engineering degree with a focus on electromagnetics from Texas A&M (2003) and a J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center (2007).


  • B.S., Texas A&M University, 2003, Electrical Engineering
  • J.D., University of Houston, 2007