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Troy Smith
Areas of Practice
  • Electrical & Computers
  • Mechanical & Electromechanical
  • Medical Devices
  • Software & E-Commerce
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.  He counsels clients on intellectual property issues with a focus on strategic patent procurement and intellectual property portfolio management. Mr. Smith has developed patent portfolios, including domestic and foreign patents, for small and large companies, provided patent opinions, and provided litigation analysis. Patent risk management is another area of Mr. Smith’s work. He 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.

Mr. Smith has extensive experience in the areas of 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
Member, Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property

J.D., Cum Laude, 2008

DePaul University
Chicago, Il

M.S., Computer Science, 2005

University of Illinois
Campaign, Il

B.S., Computer Engineering, 1997

Bar Admissions
Bar Admissions
Bar Admissions
Illinois

United States Patent & Trademark Office

Professional Associations

PTAB Bar Association