Jessica W. Smith focuses her practice on patent portfolio management including patent preparation and prosecution, evaluating patent portfolios for licensing opportunities, validity and due diligence studies, and invention harvesting. She has extensive experience in managing international patent portfolios, including preparation and prosecution of PCT and Paris Convention applications, national stage filings and management of foreign prosecution in countries throughout the world. Jessica advises on patent related matters in various technology areas, including: telecommunications, electrical and biomedical devices, optics, financial applications, software applications and mechanical devices.
Her clients range from domestic and multi-national companies to technology startups. Jessica also acts as the general patent counsel for several small technology companies and start-ups. Prior to joining Loza & Loza, Jessica was a Patent Licensing Assertion Attorney for Alcatel-Lucent responsible for identifying licensing opportunities and patent assertion in negotiating patent licenses as well as managing a large international patent portfolio.
Jessica graduated cum laude from Duke University with a degree in Biomedical Engineering in 1990 and received her J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1994 with honors. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, and a Registered Patent Attorney before the U.S. Patent Office.