Steven Slater

IAM Research

The Patent 1000 focuses exclusively on patent practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal patent expertise.

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As good as it gets when it comes to patent prosecution, Slater Matsil has procured valuable patents for many of the most innovative companies in the world. It takes a highly strategic approach to prosecution stemming from its unwavering dedication to patent quality, which has earned it the loyalty of companies such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, Infineon Technologies, Hyundai, Huawei and many other prestigious names who file prolifically at the USPTO. Founding partners Steven Slater and Ira Matsil frequently serve as lead relationship partners but also roll up their sleeves and get involved in the detail of the work. Slater is extremely well rounded; he comes from a trial background and engages extensively in patent monetisation alongside prosecution, all of which gives him an exceptional strategic overview of his clients’ issues. So, too, Matsil, a technically gifted lawyer and former in-house counsel. Others to keep on speed dial are Srini Chakravarthi and Michael Kucher: Chakravarthi is a PhD patent attorney with extensive engineering and research experience and deep insights regarding the semiconductor industry; Kucher previously served as US patent department head for a German semiconductor company, giving him valuable experience in litigation, prosecution and licensing. These lawyers and their colleagues have been highly successful of late in diversifying the practice and bringing new clients on board, for example in the telecommunications space. The growth of the group’s post-grant practice is another notable storyline.

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