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Managing Partner: Ira S. Matsil

Senior Partners: Steven H. Slater, Ira S. Matsil

Number of partners: 13

Number of billing professionals: 27 attorneys, 10 patent agents, and 9 technical advisors

Languages: Bangla, English, Farsi, French (Canadian), Georgian, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Japanese, Kiswahili, Korean, Mandarin, Rumanian, Russian, Shona, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu, Vietnamese

FIRM OVERVIEW: ;

Slater Matsil is best known as one of the top patent prosecution firms in the US, consistently ranking amongst the most productive practices in the country in terms of number of patents issued. In 2020, Slater Matsil was ranked first in Juristat’s Top 25 Growing Patent Firms in the last decade. The firm has obtained over 16,000 US patents for clients, including some of the most patent-prolific companies in the world.

Slater Matsil’s legal team includes patent and trademark attorneys, patent agents, and technical advisors. Many of the firm’s patent attorneys are also experienced trial lawyers who handle cases in US Federal Courts, before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the US Patent and Trademark Office, and before the United States International Trade Commission, often in partnership with other firms.

Slater Matsil’s clients include some of the world’s largest electronics and telecommunications companies and numerous up-and-coming start-up ventures.

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE: ;

Patent Prosecution 

■ Drafting and prosecuting patent applications is the core of Slater Matsil’s practice, with over forty practitioners supporting this activity. The firm manages a significant portion of US filings for some of the world’s most prolific patent filers, including representing several clients that were amongst the top 20 US filers in 2020

■ In 2020, Slater Matsil filed over 2,500 patent applications and had 1,906 patents issued on behalf of its clients

■ The firm’s focus on quality as well as quantity is also recognized frequently by industry groups [Ranked by Juristat as a “Top Patent Firm in the U.S.” in 2020; recognized as a “Best Performing Patent Firm” in 2019 by Patexia; ranked #1 in a 2016 Patent Quality Survey by IAM] as well as by clients [TSMC’s Patent Prosecution Overall Prosecution Performance Gold Award, 2020; Huawei’s Outstanding Service Award, 2020; and TSMC’s “MVP Law Firm” Award, 2018.]

■ Slater Matsil recognizes that technical expertise is as important as legal prowess when it comes to effective patent drafting and prosecution. The firm practices its motto, “Fluent in Technology, Proven in Law” every day – with nearly half of the firms’ practitioners having an advanced technical degree. In fact, many firm practitioners are inventors in their own rights, with over 200 patents issued to members of the firm

Key Clients: 

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.

Huawei Technologies

ST Microelectronics, Inc.

Contacts: 

Ira S. Matsil

972.732.1001

[email protected]

Steven H. Slater

972.732.1001

[email protected]

Patent Litigation & Post Grant Challenges 

■ The firm offers a wide spectrum of issue-specific and technology-centric expertise in IP litigation, typically as a team member of a multi-firm effort. Frequently, the firm’s involvement is due to a client’s request, but often other law firms engage Slater Matsil directly for specialized support such as pre-litigation assessments, claim construction briefing and hearings, developing invalidity defences, expert witness discovery, and the like

■ In post grant challenges, Slater Matsil represents both patent owners and petitioners, with over twenty post-grant challenges being handled in 2020. By combining extensive familiarity with Patent Office proceedings and procedures with strong litigation skill-sets, the firm continues to rack up an impressive record of victories for its clients

Key Clients:  

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (“TSMC”)

Xilinx, Inc

SMA Solar Technology AG

Contacts:  

Steven H. Slater

972.732.1001

[email protected]

John D. Koetter

972.732.1001

[email protected]

Michael Kucher

972.732.1001

[email protected]

Asia Pacific Practice Group 

■ Slater Matsil’s Asia Pacific Practice Group recognizes the importance of a comprehensive IP strategy for companies seeking to enter or grow in the US market. In addition to traditional IP services (patent preparation and prosecution, portfolio management, litigation, and the like), the firm also provides practical, culturally-sensitive advice to companies seeking to navigate the complex landscape of business practices and intellectual property law in the United States. This practice group offers fluency in Mandarin, Japanese, and Vietnamese and familiarity with several other Asian languages

Contacts:  

Ira S. Matsil

972.732.1001

[email protected]

Li Li, Ph.D.

972.732.1001

[email protected]

PRACTICE AREA  

Intellectual Property

OFFICE:  

Slater Matsil, LLP

17950 Preston Road

Suite 1000

Dallas, TX 75252

Tel: 972.732.1001

Fax: 972.732.9218

Email: [email protected]

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