Matt 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 proceedings as well as patent appeals before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board


Practice Areas



Representative Matters

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

Prior Experience

  • Harness, Dickey & Pierce, PLC, 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




Court Admissions



The Best Lawyers in America

  • Recognized in the practice areas of:
    • Litigation - Patent, 2023-2024
    • Patent Law, 2023-2024
    • Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2024

Professional & Community Involvement

State Bar of Michigan

  • Intellectual Property Law Section

American Bar Association

Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association

Lighthouse of Oakland County

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

News & Insights


  • Matthew H. Szalach’s move to Honigman is highlighted in the Managing Intellectual Property article “Honigman hires partner in Michigan from Harness Dickey”
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