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Matthew H. Szalach



Wayne State University Law School, J.D.
University of Michigan, M.S.
  • Mechanical Engineering
Michigan State University, B.S.
  • Mechanical Engineering

Prior Employment

  • Harness, Dickey & Pierce, PLC (2002-2014) -
    Partner, 2012-2014; Associate Patent Attorney, 2004-2012; Patent Agent, 2003-2004; Law Clerk, 2002-2003
  • General Motors Corporation, Advanced Vehicle Engineer, 2000-2001
  • Chrysler Corporation, Engineer, 1998-2000

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Michigan

  • Intellectual Property Law Section

American Bar Association

Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association

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Mr. Szalach is an experienced intellectual property attorney with a primary focus in preparing and prosecuting domestic and international patent applications. He handles patents in a broad range of technologies, including mechanical, electromechanical, biomechanical, automotive, controls and electric arts.

  • Renders freedom-to-operate, invalidity, state-of-the-art, and patentability opinions
  • Handles and files reissue patent applications
  • Handles Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceedings as well as patent appeals before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board


  • Served as a mechanical engineer in the automotive industry prior to law school


Lighthouse of Oakland County

  • Emergency Services Treasurer, 2012-present
  • Board of Directors, 2010-present

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