Smadar A. Gefen, Ph.D.



Smadar brings both an extensive background as a scientist and inventor at industry-leading broadcast and entertainment conglomerates, and experience serving as outside IP counsel in the areas of electrical engineering and computer science.

From her unique vantage point as both an inside and outside patent practitioner, Smadar has a broad overview of the entire patent process, including working with inventors through drafting applications and prosecution. She provides strategic counseling to clients ranging from startups to international corporations.

Smadar offers in-depth knowledge of computer vision, machine learning, augmented/virtual reality, animation, robotics, and related video technologies.

Previous Work and Industry Experience

Smadar managed the patent portfolio development at ESPN and Disney research, focusing on a broad range of technologies that spanned sports broadcast enhancements, animation, and robotics. She also researched and developed technologies encompassing virtual augmentation of live sports broadcasts and game enhancements for Cablevision.



Smadar focuses her practice on patent procurement in electrical and computer technologies including:

  • Machine Learning
  • Objects Detection/Tracking
  • Camera Calibration
  • Data Registration
  • Augmented Reality
  • Virtual Reality
  • Animation
  • Robotics
  • Video/Image Compression
  • Video Analytics
  • Game Enhancement

Professional/Civic Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association


Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D.

Drexel University, Ph.D., Electrical Engineering

Tel Aviv University, MSc Electrical Engineering

Tel Aviv University, BSc Electrical Engineering


  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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