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Education

University of Michigan

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2008

Thomas M. Cooley Law School

J.D., Intellectual Property Law, 2013
  • magna cum laude
  • Managing Associate Editor - Thomas M. Cooley Law Review
  • Certificates of Merit: Constitutional Law, Personal and Professional Responsibility, Business Organizations
  • Moot Court Ethics and Professionalism National Team

Bar Admission

Michigan

Franklin M. Smith

Associate

Prominent Assignments

Drafting and analyzing patent applications, freedom to operate opinions, patentability opinions, and infringement opinions in the fields of:
  • Various heat exchangers, LED lighting systems, and optics components;
  • Extrusion processes, hot rolling steel components, and injection molding methods;
  • Food processing and related equipment, including machine sanitization methods and plasma sterilization systems;
  • Keyless entry systems with integrated accelerometers, vehicle suspensions, performance carburetors, truck frame and bed assemblies, roadway construction equipment, vehicle door arrangements, vehicular dispersion systems, and other automotive assemblies;
  • Exercise equipment software networking, social network display platforms, storage and organization products, and business methods.
Researching and drafting complaints, answers, briefs, summary judgment and other dispositive and non-dispositive motions, stipulations, settlement agreements, protective orders, claim charts, Markman briefs and hearing presentations, inter partes review petitions and patent owner responses, and ex parte re-examination requests in patent, trademark, and copyright litigation involving:
  • Smart home energy management systems;
  • Industrial door guides;
  • Hand loom kits;
  • 3-D camera arrangements;
  • Thermomagnetic processing of materials;
  • Casino card shuffling systems;
  • Vehicle duct assemblies;
  • Software platforms;
  • Restaurant trade names.

Professional Involvement

  • Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA)
  • American Bar Association - Young Lawyers Section