Published May 9, 2024

Rochester, New York, May 8, 2024 – Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, a full-service business law firm with offices throughout New York, is pleased to announce that Douglas R Smith, Ph.D. has joined the firm as counsel in the Intellectual Property practice group and the firm’s Rochester, New York office. 

For close to two decades, Smith has been advising clients on domestic and global patent prosecution, as well as patent portfolio management and strategy development. He counsels clients on the preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications, conducts patentability searches, prepares patentability opinions, and performs patent infringement and validity analyses. Smith is the author of numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles and has given several national and international scientific presentations.

Prior to joining Harter Secrest & Emery, Smith practiced with Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP in Rochester, New York, and Kloss, Stenger & LoTempio in Buffalo, New York.  He earned a JD from the University at Buffalo School of Law, a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from SUNY Buffalo, a BS, cum laude, in Chemistry from SUNY Brockport, and a BA in English from SUNY Geneseo. 

Harter Secrest & Emery’s Intellectual Property practice group provides comprehensive intellectual property legal services to clients throughout the United States and in foreign countries. They assist clients in building and maintaining intellectual property portfolios, including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights, and have extensive experience negotiating and drafting licensing agreements, and serving as lead counsel in complex patent and other intellectual property litigation. 

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