J. DAVID SMITH is a registered patent attorney with more than twenty-five years of experience in the chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and mechanical arts.

David has worked extensively with startup companies, established early stage companies, multinational and Fortune 500 companies, research institutes, universities, venture capital firms, and independent inventors providing strategic counseling regarding obtaining intellectual property rights, designing around the intellectual property rights of others, maximizing intellectual property rights, patent portfolio management and patent prosecution as well as rendering opinions regarding freedom to operate, patent infringement, and validity over a wide range of technologies including organic and inorganic chemistry, pharmaceuticals, genetics, clinical treatment and diagnostic methods, recombinant DNA, immunology, gene therapy, microarrays, physical chemistry, bacteriology, plant biotechnology, chemical engineering, laboratory devices, medical devices, orthopedic devices and accessories, dialysis devices, systems and methods, clean energy, nanotechnology, oil and gas exploration and mining, semiconductor...

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University of Denver, J.D., Order of the Coif, 1993
Millsaps College, B.S., Chemistry and History, 1986
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 1987-1989

Prior Law Firm Experience

Lyon & Lyon
Howrey, LLP
Morrison & Foerster

Practice Areas