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Michael Smith

Fort Wayne, IN
Favorite book:
A Place on Earth, by Wendell Berry

Mike’s practice includes counseling clients on intellectual property law, with a focus on patent matters, and assisting them in developing, managing, and leveraging strategic technology portfolios worldwide.  His guidance and support often includes preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications, drafting and negotiating a wide variety of IP-related agreements, and evaluating risks associated with product commercialization.

Before practicing law, Mike was with The Ford Motor Company for 12 years as a product design engineer and business planning analyst.

Areas of Practice
  • Patent Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Trade Secret Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Intellectual Property Transactions
Bar Admissions
  • Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
  • Michigan
  • Ohio
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Detroit, Michigan
    • J.D. cum laude
  • The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • M.B.A.
  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
    • B.S. Mechanical Engineering
Honors and Awards

Member, Justice Frank Murphy Honor Society