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Intellectual Property Law

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Intellectual Property Law

Intellectual property is a property right that can be protected under federal and state law, including copyrightable works, ideas, discoveries, and inventions. The term intellectual property relates to intangible property such as patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

Smith Brandenburg Ltd. practices in all areas of intellectual property law that includes patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition law. SBL attorneys base their work on a thorough understanding of the technical substance of the invention, thereby enabling SBL to acquire strong intellectual property protection for their clients. Our dual commitment to legal and technical expertise is firmly and diligently upheld by all SBL members.

SBL attorneys and technical consultants have varied backgrounds and experiences including technical degrees in engineering, biology, chemistry, medicine, as well as significant experience in computer software. Our attorneys have drafted patent applications relating to biotechnology and medical devices, chemistry, materials, metallurgy, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, robotics, software, aircraft engine hardware and systems, and mechanical and electrical devices.

In addition, SBL attorneys have litigation experience in defending and protecting patent, trademark, trade secret, and copyright property rights, including counterfeiting, pirating, infringement, theft, and unfair competition using protected materials and information as well as the use of intellectual property on the Internet. Further, SBL has established strong working relationships with leading business and litigation firms to provide legal and support services often necessary for complex litigation.

In order to better serve our clients, SBL attorneys will conduct on-site intellectual property and corporate reviews to ensure that valuable business assets are being properly protected. We will also present seminars to acquaint employees with the necessary and proper procedures for protecting their employer’s intellectual property. Such seminars are performed minimal cost to our clients.

What everybody misses here is that we are doing the same thing my father did. He licensed and litigated and protected his property, and we have to follow the same tradition, because the way the law reads, if you don’t protect it, you lose it. – Dexter S. King

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Mark Smith - Member/Partner

Mr. Smith is the founding member of SBL and started the practice in 1995. He brings to SBL his diverse intellectual property, business law, engineering, aerospace and private practice experience. He concentrates his practice in the areas of high technology law including the acquisition, auditing, licensing and enforcement of intellectual property rights, with particular emphasis on patent, trademark, and trade secret matters; business strategies; and the formation of high technology ventures. Mr. Smith has experience in civil litigation in both state and federal courts, including patent, trade secret and unfair competition litigation as well as federal litigation involving “cutting-edge” issues involving trademark use and the Internet . He also has experience in business litigation, mergers and acquisitions, including corporate acquisitions, corporate compliance matters, and general corporate law matters.

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