Jacob A. Smith, J.D., B.S. (EE)
Jacob is a patent attorney in our Silicon Valley Office, and focuses on assessing and securing patent protection for high-tech clients.
In particular, Jacob specializes in preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the United States and directing the prosecution of foreign patent applications in key international technology markets. Jacob’s practice integrates patent strategy into a client’s overall business strategy by advising in regard to patent portfolio analysis, patent prosecution, licensing, infringement, and invalidity analyses, as well as due diligence investigations involving related business transactions.
Jacob works with clients, from start-ups to industry leaders, that develop a broad range of technologies including in software, telecommunications, networking, computer virtualization, file system and database management, enterprise storage, user interface design, and e-commerce application.
Jacob received his J.D. from Santa Clara University, where he was a technical editor for the Santa Clara Law Review. Additionally, Jacob earned his B.S., cum laude, in electrical engineering from Clemson University with a focus in applied electromagnetics.
State Bar of California
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
J.D., Santa Clara University
B.S. (EE), Clemson University