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  • Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., American Studies, cum laude
Practice Areas
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Industries
    Michael B. Smith
    Professional Experience

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

    Client Work
    Mike works closely with every client with a focus on accurate record keeping  and compliance with domestic and foreign deadlines.  Mike 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. Mike 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
    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 Activities
    Philadelphia Brehon Law Society
    American Bar Association

    Bar and Court Admissions

    Life Beyond the Law
    In my spare time I enjoy exercising, golfing, reading, skiing and travelling. I try to visit at least one new place every year. Last trip: honeymoon in South Africa. Next trip: backpacking in Europe.