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I'm an intellectual property attorney living and working in Toledo, Ohio.


I'm a partner at MacMillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC, an IP law firm headquartered in my hometown of Toledo, Ohio. We represent creators and innovators on patent, trademark, and copyright matters around the world. I work with brilliant people every day, and it's an absolute joy.


Frustrated with social media, my son and I launched Daystream, our own platform for documenting and sharing the stories of our days. That was in 2012, when he was nine. He moved on to other things a long time ago (and is in college now), but I'm still hammering away at it. I've taught myself Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, Javascript, and countless AWS services in the process, and, proudly, am still working on the project today. I post nearly every day.


Photography, aviation, and history, to name a few.


I love baseball (Go Guardians!) and hockey (Let's go Red Wings!). My favorite author is Stephen King (ironically, his non-fiction On Writing is one of my favorite books). St. Pete Beach, Florida is one of my favorite places in the world. I’m a Mac. Photography is a hobby and a creative outlet. I have two sons, two cats, and a dog. My wife is my closest friend. I’m pretty sure I’m addicted to ice cream.

What's with the "J"? My first name is James, but if you call me that or 'Jim', I'll think you're looking for my dad. I've been 'Matt' my entire life. But, in the early 2000s, I realized the 'j' worked well in the then-new age of internet domains and usernames. So I've been @jmattbuchanan everywhere since then. But please, call me Matt.