The Innovation Firm

James M. Smith

Practice Areas

Technologies

Education

  • Old Dominion University, B.S. in Electrical Engineering, cum laude
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Boston Patent Law Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association

James M. Smith

James M. Smith Attorney

James M. Smith

Founder and Principal
Boston office
617.607.5900

Jim 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 and post-grant proceedings, 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.  In 2015 and 2016, he received distinction from Best Lawyers® for Patent Law.  For 13 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.

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Massachusetts
  • Virginia

Firm News

  • The Passing of a Founding Partner, Leo R. Reynolds more
  • For a Fourth Year, Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is Recognized for Patent Law by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" more
  • John DuPré and Susan Glovsky Named Best Lawyers in America® 2017 for Trademark Law more
  • For a Third Year, Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is Named Tier 1 Law Firm in Boston for Patent Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" more
  • Firm Sponsors NECCA Program "Effectively Managing and Protecting Your Company's Intellectual Property" on Wednesday, June 3rd more

Press Releases

  • The Passing of a Founding Partner, Leo R. Reynolds more
  • For a Fourth Year, Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is Recognized for Patent Law by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" more
  • John DuPré and Susan Glovsky Named Best Lawyers in America® 2017 for Trademark Law more
  • For a Third Year, Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is Named Tier 1 Law Firm in Boston for Patent Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" more
  • U.S. News - Best Lawyers Again Recognizes Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds as "Patent Law - Tier 1" for Boston Area Law Firms more
  • Firm Opens New Office in Boston’s Seaport District more
  • Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C. Announces Expansion to the Boston Seaport District more
Biography

Jim 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 and post-grant proceedings, 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.  In 2015 and 2016, he received distinction from Best Lawyers® for Patent Law.  For 13 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.

Education
  • Old Dominion University, B.S. in Electrical Engineering, cum laude
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
Speaking Engagements
Professional Associations
  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Boston Patent Law Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
News
  • The Passing of a Founding Partner, Leo R. Reynolds more
  • For a Fourth Year, Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is Recognized for Patent Law by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" more
  • John DuPré and Susan Glovsky Named Best Lawyers in America® 2017 for Trademark Law more
  • For a Third Year, Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is Named Tier 1 Law Firm in Boston for Patent Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" more
  • Firm Sponsors NECCA Program "Effectively Managing and Protecting Your Company's Intellectual Property" on Wednesday, June 3rd more
  • The Passing of a Founding Partner, Leo R. Reynolds more
  • For a Fourth Year, Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is Recognized for Patent Law by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" more
  • John DuPré and Susan Glovsky Named Best Lawyers in America® 2017 for Trademark Law more
  • For a Third Year, Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is Named Tier 1 Law Firm in Boston for Patent Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" more
  • U.S. News - Best Lawyers Again Recognizes Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds as "Patent Law - Tier 1" for Boston Area Law Firms more
  • Firm Opens New Office in Boston’s Seaport District more
  • Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C. Announces Expansion to the Boston Seaport District more
Bar Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Massachusetts
  • Virginia

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