Jack R. Smith

Jack R. Smith


Washington D.C., (202) 887-6945


University of Michigan (B.S., 1995)
University of Pennsylvania (M.S.E., 1998)
University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D., 2001)
Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 2012)

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U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
New York
District of Columbia

Jack Smith is an associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. Dr. Smith focuses his practice on patent litigation in various district courts and before the U.S. International Trade Commission. He also provides opinions regarding patent infringement and validity. In addition, he has experience with reexamination practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Before joining the firm, Dr. Smith was a patent agent in a prominent international intellectual property law firm, where he provided litigation support and prosecuted patent applications relating to a wide variety of technologies, including solid state device technologies, optoelectronics, software for financial services, and medical device technologies. He also examined patent applications relating to photovoltaic and other alternative energy technologies for the USPTO from 2006-2007.

Dr. Smith previously worked as a researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility. His research experience in applied science spanned semiconductor device physics, optical engineering and optical materials physics, surface science, and biomedical materials engineering. He authored 17 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Smith earned a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received the S. J. Stein Prize for a Ph.D. thesis “representing a superior achievement in the field of new or unique materials or applications for materials in electronics.” He was also awarded numerous fellowships, including a National Research Council Fellowship (National Academies of Science), the Kothe-Hildner Prize for writing in German (University of Michigan), and membership in the National Physics Honor Society ΣΠΣ. He earned his B.S. in physics cum laude from the University of Michigan.

Dr. Smith is registered to practice before the USPTO.

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