Michael B. Smith

Practice Manager

Overview

Mike’s practice focuses on patent portfolio management and administrative coordination.

Mike works closely with every client with a focus on accurate record keeping and compliance with domestic and foreign deadlines. He serves as the client’s primary contact for all docket matters and often provides monthly status reports to help them manage their portfolios.

Mike stays current on domestic and foreign filing procedures concerning the filing of U.S. applications, foreign applications, Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications and national phase applications. He continues to work with clients after their patent applications issue in connection with annuities and maintenance fees for patents and renewal applications for trademarks.

Previous Work and Industry Experience

Prior to joining the firm, Mike worked at a sports and entertainment firm where he conducted market research on potential clients and assisted agents in client representation. He also worked at a corporate real estate firm, drafting lease abstracts and conducting title searches.

Professional/Civic Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

Philadelphia Brehon Law Society
American Bar Association

IP Services

Education

Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, J.D.

University of Notre Dame, B.A., American Studies, cum laude

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
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