GREGORY C. SMITH, PATENT ATTORNEY – Of Counsel


GREGORY C. SMITH, PATENT ATTORNEY – Of Counsel

EDUCATION

Graduate LOYOLA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

New Orleans, Louisiana

Juris Doctorate, 1976

 

Undergraduate Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Undergraduate Degree, 1969

Chemistry and English

 

Certification Registered Patent Attorney

Registration No. 29,441

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

July, 1979

EXPERIENCE

Patent Law

Garvey, Smith, Nehrbass & North, LLC, Patent Attorneys

Partner, 1998 – Present

Pravel, Hewitt, Kimball & Krieger

Intellectual Property Law

Associate, 1984-1986

Partner and Shareholder, 1986-1998

Bode & Smith

Intellectual Property Law

New Orleans, Louisiana

Partner, 1981-1984

Keaty & Garvey

Intellectual Property Law

New Orleans, Louisiana

Associate, 1980-1981

From 1980 to the present day, Greg has been in the private practice of law, since 1986, wherein he has specialized in the area of intellectual property which includes patent law, and as such has engaged in all aspects of patent law practice, including conducting patent searches in the U.S. Patent Office; preparing and prosecuting patent applications before the U.S. Patent Office ; conducting patent infringement and validity studies; negotiating and preparing license agreements; litigating as trial counsel patent infringement lawsuits, which included issues of trade secret, unfair competition, and anti-trust. Greg has served as expert witness in several intellectual property matters regarding patent infringement and trade dress infringement. Greg has also lectured before groups regarding intellectual property matters, including the Chinese Aviation Industry patent counsel group, on the subject of U.S. patent and trademark law standards.

Teaching Dominican College

New Orleans, Louisiana

Lecturer in Business Law

Lecturer in Legal Research

1981-1984

Mt. Carmel Academy

New Orleans, Louisiana

Teacher, Chemistry and Physics

1970-1971

Other Employment New Orleans City Council

New Orleans, Louisiana

Research Staff Attorney

1971-1980

Memberships Pre-Law Faculty Advisory Committee

Dominican College

1982-1983

Louisiana State Bar Association

1976-Present

American Bar Association

Intellectual Property Section

1980-Present

American Intellectual Property Law Assn .

1981-Present

Licensing Executives Society

1992-Present

New Orleans Bar Association

Intellectual Property Section

Chair, Patent Subcommittee

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

Courts Admitted

Federal U.S. Supreme Court

Washington, D.C.

Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

Washington, D.C.

5th Circuit Court of Appeals

New Orleans, Louisiana

Eastern District Court of Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana

Western District Court of Louisiana

Shreveport, Louisiana

Middle District Court of Louisiana

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Northern District Court of Texas

Dallas, Texas

State Supreme Court of Louisiana

and all lesser Louisiana Courts