Matthew D. Show, PhD

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  • University of California - Hastings College of the Law (JD, Order of the Coif, magna cum laude)
  • Johns Hopkins University (PhD, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)
  • Grove City College (BS, Molecular Biology and Psychology, magna cum laude)

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office


  • Spanish

Matthew specializes in advising clients in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device patent law, applying his extensive knowledge of biochemistry and molecular biology to provide clients with strategic counseling with respect to patent preparation and prosecution. His practice also includes due diligence and patentability analyses for clients underwriting stock offerings or engaging in mergers and acquisitions.

Matthew has worked with start-up and emerging companies, universities, as well as larger companies.  Representative matters include work done for DuPont, Genentech, Harvard University Medical School, Duke University, and Gilead Sciences.

Dr. Show received a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from The Johns Hopkins University, where his research focused on androgen regulation of spermatogenesis and male fertility and was later a Lalor Foundation Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of California San Francisco Medical School, where he studied post-translational modifications of orphan nuclear receptor proteins and where he was the recipient of a Kirchstein National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Show earned a J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of California Hastings College of the Law with a concentration certificate in Intellectual Property Law.  At Hastings, he co-founded and served as the first Executive Managing Editor of the Hastings Science & Technology Law Journal.  During the Spring of 2010, Dr. Show served as a judicial extern in the chambers of the Honorable Justice Ming Chin of the California Supreme Court.

Before joining Mintz Levin, Dr. Show was an associate at another international law firm.

Recognitions & Awards

  • Lalor Foundation Postdoctoral Scholar Award
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award
  • Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service Award (2011)
  • Order of the Coif