Matthew J. Spegele



Matthew Spegele is focused on protecting the intellectual property portfolios of clients, particularly through patent litigation. Matthew has been a registered patent agent since 2020, and as a summer associate and IP law clerk with Faegre Drinker, Matthew worked on patent litigation and prosecution cases that covered a variety of technologies from mechanical designs to complex chemistry.

Prior Experience

Prior to joining Faegre Drinker, Matthew drafted provisional and nonprovisional patent applications in his role as an independent contractor with an Indiana law office and through his law school’s pro bono IP clinic. Adept at research, he has examined legal questions for a law professor and has drafted memoranda related to patent litigation and pro bono work.

Personal Interests

Matthew enjoys spending time outside running, hiking, and playing basketball and pickleball.


Bar Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Indiana University Maurer School of Law
J.D. cum laude, IP Theory (content editor) (2022)

Purdue University
B.S. in Chemical Engineering (2019)

Purdue University
B.S. in Chemical Engineering (2019)

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Medical-Legal Partnership Guardianship Pro Bono Program with Eskenazi Health

Professional Associations

  • S. Jay Plager Intellectual Property American Inn of Court, Associate Member (2022 – Present)


  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2023
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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