Areas of Practice: Mechanical, electromechanical, and software arts.
Stuart Smith has twenty years of experience as an intellectual property attorney and has been associated with a number of prestigious national and international law firms. Stuart concentrates his practice primarily in the mechanical, electromechanical, and software arts. Stuart’s practice includes client counselling, intellectual property program development, patent portfolio management, and the preparation and prosecution of patent applications.
Stuart has experience in many aspects of patent law, including utility and design patent preparation and prosecution; patentability, validity, and infringement opinions; due diligence reviews; and patent portfolio management. Prior to pursuing a career in patent law, Stuart practiced law in the field of construction litigation.
Stuart has experience in a wide variety of technical areas, including manufacturing equipment, photocopier systems, ink jet and laser printing systems, image processing systems, weapon systems, systems for processing materials using explosive forces, home appliances, motorcycle parts, automotive systems including hybrid transmission systems, automotive tires, electric power systems, personal care products, magnetic transmission systems, and electric motors.
Stuart previously served as Patent Counsel for a start-up company that focused on various systems using permanent magnets.
Prior to practicing law, Stuart was a project engineer for a large commercial general contractor and gained experience managing commercial construction projects and developing and maintaining computer based critical path method schedules.
George Mason University School of Law (1992)
Virginia Tech (B.S. in Mechanical Engineering 1986)
Virginia, Maryland and District of Columbia Bars
United States Patent and Trademark Office