global mindset,
Dallas attitude

The people of Slater Matsil have a lot in common with our clients. We’re innovative and driven, with a passion for protecting the groundbreaking ideas that fuel global progress and prosperity. We also find it rewarding to collaborate with skilled colleagues whose talents and unique perspectives have the potential to make our organization even greater.

We work hard for our clients — and people notice. In addition to being ranked first in Juristat's Top 25 growing Patent firms in the last decade, we were also recently recognized in Chambers 2021 USA as a leading IP Firm. Based primarily on feedback from lawyers, peers, and clients, this honor is awarded to firms that have demonstrated an exceptional level of technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, and other qualities most valued by clients. Interested in being part of one of the best teams? Click below to search for current opportunities.

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We are gratified that our ‘knowledge of technology, solution-oriented advice, and strength at the partner and junior levels’ was recognized by our clients and peers in the recent Chambers evaluation.
Srini Chakravarthi, Ph.D.
Attorney at law
  • Joined Slater Matsil: 2007
  • Personal Patents: 25
  • Enjoys: Kayaking
I have grown professionally working in this successful firm of high quality attorneys, patent agents and technical advisors with approachable, supportive leaders.
Elizabeth D. Iglesias
Attorney at Law
  • Joined Slater Matsil: 2015
  • Enjoys: Scuba Diving
We place a high value on what we do and that includes customer service. There is a sense here that everyone wants to do the best they can for our clients.
Benjamin E. Nise
Attorney at Law
  • Joined Slater Matsil: 2006
  • Personal Patents: 6
  • Enjoys: Playing the Piano
This is the place clients come to when they want to try new things, to beta test things. And that leads to very exciting projects to work on.
Steven H. Slater
Attorney at Law
  • Joined Slater Matsil: 1999
  • Enjoys: Yoga and Travel
Slater Matsil has a client-focused team environment where talented people help each other every day to create the best possible work product for our clients.
Brian A. Carlson
Attorney at law
  • Joined Slater Matsil: 2000
  • Enjoys: Ultimate Frisbee
Slater Matsil is unique in that we have the opportunity to do challenging work with great people, and it is a growing firm that has managed to keep a “small-firm” feel.
John D. Koetter
Attorney at Law
  • Joined Slater Matsil: 2011
  • Enjoys: Cycling
Variety is the spice of life, and at Slater Matsil, there is no shortage of flavor. Every day I get to explore the myriad ways to obtain, protect, and enforce IP rights for my clients.
Natalie D. Swider
Attorney at Law
  • Joined Slater Matsil: 2007
  • Enjoys: Family Time and Reading
Since joining Slater Matsil, I have enjoyed working with emerging technologies while developing specialized patent expertise and technical skills. The Firm offers patent agents a progressive leadership track that includes active involvement in firm and client management.
Ruojian Zhang
  • Joined Slater Matsil: 2004
  • Enjoys: Fishing