The ability to digest information quickly, concentrate on details, and adapt to changing conditions are all valuable characteristics for intellectual property lawyers. Steve Smith developed all of them, not in the library or courtroom, but while supervising a Naval power plant facility. Steve’s past role as a shift supervisor and Qualified Naval Reactors Engineer proved to be an apt training ground for his practice, which focuses on patent prosecution, diligence, counseling, licensing, and complex litigation in the mechanical and electrical arts. He has experience working with consumer products, automotive components, medical devices, power tools, lawn and garden equipment, commercial restaurant equipment, construction equipment and industrial equipment.
Steve has supported both large clients as well as small engineering-focused companies without their own in-house legal resources. For all of them, he proactively identifies potential trouble areas before they become actual conflicts, and explains complicated legal matters to the proper stakeholders in a manner that resonates with a non-legal workforce. Steve’s ability to anticipate client needs that they aren’t currently focused on makes his practice a forward thinking one.