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Troy Smith
Areas of Practice
  • Electrical & Computers
  • Mechanical & Electromechanical
  • Software & E-Commerce
  • Medical Devices
IP Services
  • Acquisition Due Diligence
  • Freedom To Operate
  • Opinions
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Portfolio Management & Analysis
  • Post-Grant Proceedings
Overview
Education
Bar Admissions
Overview
Overview

Troy Smith is a registered patent attorney.  Troy counsels clients on intellectual property issues with a focus on strategic patent procurement and intellectual property portfolio management. He has developed patent portfolios, including domestic and foreign patents, for small and large companies, provided patent opinions, and provided litigation analysis. He also works with clients to manage risks posted by third party patent rights, including the use of post-grant proceedings, opinions, freedom to operate analysis, and third party pre-issuance submissions.

Troy has extensive experience in computer software and engineering. Prior to becoming an attorney, he worked as a senior software engineer for companies such as Motorola, Shoptalk, and CaseKnowledge. His technical skills include telecommunications, networking protocols, storage systems, computer software and hardware, computer memory, medical devices, and semiconductors.

Education
Education
Northwestern University School of Law
J.D., Cum Laude, 2008

Member, Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property

DePaul University

Chicago, IL, 2008, M.S. Computer Science

University of Illinois
Champaign, IL 1997, B.S. Computer Engineering
Bar Admissions
Bar Admissions
Bar Admissions
Illinois

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Associations

PTAB Bar Association