Jim Smith is a co-founder of Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds. For more than 35 years, Jim has helped universities, start-ups and emerging companies, small companies, and mid-sized corporations obtain, expand, and protect intellectual property rights.
Jim has devoted his career to the practice of intellectual property law with particular focus on patent prosecution, portfolio strategy and counseling, due diligence studies, opinions, freedom to operate studies and intellectual property litigation support.
Jim assists clients in the electronics, computer science, communications, physical science and various engineering fields including electrical, biomedical and mechanical engineering.
In addition to managing his practice, Jim serves on the firm’s Management Committee and Practice and Procedures Committee.
Scientific & Technical Background
Jim assists clients with complex electronic and computer software advancements including in the areas of analog and digital circuits, network routers and algorithms, wireless communications, memory devices and systems, power supplies, speech processing and business applications.
Jim’s practice offers equal expertise in the physical sciences including medical devices,
infrared and electromagnetic sensors, electro-mechanical drives, lasers, cryotechnology, and optics.
Jim is a Martindale-Hubbell featured AV Peer Review rated lawyer. He has received a distinction from Best Lawyers® for 2015 in Patent Law. For 11 years, Jim has also been named to Super Lawyers, which is a rating of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Areas of Concentration
Practices: Patents, Design Patents, Counseling
Technologies: Computer Hardware, Computer Software, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Devices, Network Infrastructure, Optics, Robotics, Telecommunications