State Bar of Texas

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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  • J.D. with honors, The University of Texas at Austin,1994
  • B.S. cum laude, Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, 1990

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Jessica Smith

Jessica 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. Jessica 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.  She advises on patent-related matters in various technology areas, including:

  • Telecommunications
  • Electrical and biomedical devices
  • Optics
  • Financial applications
  • Software applications
  • Mechanical devices

Jessica’s clients range from domestic and multi-national companies to technology startups.  She acts as 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, where she was responsible for identifying licensing opportunities and patent assertion in negotiating patent licenses as well as managing a large international patent portfolio.


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