Matthew A. Smith represents clients in intellectual property matters concerning the electrical, software, medical and chemical arts. Mr. Smith’s practice focuses on the strategic evaluation of intellectual property rights, appeals before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and complex proceedings before the United States Patent & Trademark Office, including inter partes review, post-grant review, covered business method patent review, reissue and reexamination proceedings. Mr. Smith has been selected an IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property since 2013.
Mr. Smith received his law degree in 1999, graduating first in his class, magna cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin – Madison Law School. He also served as a Managing Editor of the Wisconsin Law Review, was a member of the Moot Court Board, and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He holds two undergraduate degrees: the first in Electrical Engineering from the Universitaet Hannover, in Hannover, Germany, and the second in Geological Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Mr. Smith is the author of the treatise “Inter Partes Reexamination 2d,” published by West (a Thomson Reuters business). He is also the author of the e-book “Design Patents” and a co-author of the chapter “Foreign Discovery” for the BNA “Patent Litigation Strategies Handbook.”
Mr. Smith has served as a lecturer at the law schools of the George Washington University School of law in Washington, DC and at the Universitaet Hannover in Hannover, Germany.
Mr. Smith speaks fluent German and is familiar with Spanish.
Mr. Smith is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, California, and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.