Quality. Tenacity. Passion.

Mathew Perrone

IN MEMORIAM

The Law Offices of Mathew R.P. Perrone Jr. joined Hibbs Law, LLC. in the spring of 2019. We regret to share that Mat passed away on October 23, 2019, after a long illness.  

Mathew Perrone was a Patent Attorney who specialized in intellectual property law over the course of his 54-year career. Self-employed since 1978, Mat received a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the Catholic University of America Law School in Washington, D.C.

Prior to starting his law practice, Mat worked as a patent trainee for a Fortune 500 company, a patent examiner and a patent classifier for the United States Patent and Trademark Office, a civilian patent attorney for the United States Navy, and patent attorney for another Fortune 500 company. 

Mat was a frequent speaker on intellectual property law topics, with audiences ranging from Cub Scouts to college engineering seniors to bar associations to the general public. A Toastmasters member since 1972, he held the Distinguished Toastmaster award from Toastmasters International. Toastmaster Offices held include every club office, area governor and District 30 secretary. Since the District 30 of the Toastmasters clubs for Chicago and some surrounding counties has a district parliamentarian, Mat was appointed to that position for one year.

Mat was active in community organizations. As chairman or president, he chaired meetings for his church, a local YMCA, his Toastmaster clubs, and the Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Chamber of Commerce. His knowledge of parliamentary procedure comes from being in one or more Toastmasters Clubs since 1972, and receiving the Distinguished Toastmaster award. His blood donations exceeded 130. Among his many activities were playing the part of the bailiff in the Kane County Bar Association’s production of INHERIT THE WIND, in 2008. 

Additionally, Mat was chairman of the paralegal advisory committee at Elgin Community College and taught intellectual property law for a class in the paralegal department at Elgin Community College.

Since admission to the United States Supreme Court Bar requires the signatures of two members, Mat and Judge Gene Notolini signed for the first group of Kane County Bar Association members admitted as part of a Kane County Bar Association trip to Washington, D.C.

Mat was also active with Prairie State Legal Services for McHenry County and Administer Justice. He served additionally as a CASA attorney for Kane County. The Prairie State Legal Services of McHenry County Bar Association presented him with an award for pro bono service.

Active bar association memberships included the McHenry and Kane County Bar Associations. KCBA committee chairmanships included Public Relations and Intellectual Property Law. He was also on the Judicial Evaluation Committee and a director for the KCBA. Other bar memberships include the Illinois State Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago, and the Patent and Trademark Office Society.

Mat is survived by Diane, his wife of over 53 years and their three children and four grandchildren. 

Since admission to the United States Supreme Court Bar requires the signatures of two members, Mat and Judge Gene Notolini signed for the first group of Kane County Bar Association members admitted as part of a Kane County Bar Association trip to Washington, D.C.

Mat was also active with Prairie State Legal Services for McHenry County, and Administer Justice. He served additionally also as a CASA attorney for Kane County. The Prairie State Legal Services of McHenry County Bar Association presented him an award for pro bono service.

Active bar association memberships include the McHenry and Kane County Bar Associations. KCBA committee chairmanships included Public Relations and Intellectual Property Law. He was also on the Judicial Evaluation Committee and a director for the KCBA. Other bar memberships include the Illinois State Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago, and the Patent and Trademark Office Society.

 Diane, his wife, and Mat have been married for over 53 years and have three children and four grandchildren.

BAR MEMBERSHIP:

Illinois
Retired from Maryland and District of Columbia Bar Associations

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

Kane County Bar Association
McHenry County Bar Association
Patent and Trademark Office Society

EDUCATION:

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois BS with a Chemistry major
Catholic University of America, Washington, D. C., Doctor of Jurisprudence with a major in intellectual property law.