Douglas R. Smith


Douglas R. Smith



Direct: 585-987-2924
Fax: 585-362-4634

At a Glance

Douglas R. Smith, PH.D., J.D. is a registered Patent Attorney and an Associate in the Firm's Intellectual Property Practice Group. His practice involves the preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications, patentability searches and opinions, patent infringement and validity analyses, and trademark searches and opinions. Dr. Smith's practice further involves representing clients in patent infringement litigation actions and also in opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board in the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Prior to joining the Firm, Dr. Smith was an Associate at Kloss, Stenger & LoTempio in its Buffalo office, where he concentrated his practice in patent and trademark law, as well as toxic tort, products liability and patent infringement litigation. Dr. Smith's technical background includes all areas of chemistry, as well as, biotechnology and the mechanical arts. He is an author of numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles, and has given several national and international scientific presentations. Dr. Smith received a B.A. in English from SUNY Geneseo, a B.S. in Chemistry from SUNY Brockport and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University at Buffalo before completing his J.D. degree at the University at Buffalo School of Law.


Served as Executive Articles Editor for the Buffalo Intellectual Property Law Journal.


State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, J.D.

State University of New York at Buffalo, Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry

State University of New York, College at Brockport, B.S. Chemistry, Cum Laude

State University of New York, College at Geneseo, B.A. English

Bar Admissions

State of New York

United States District Court for the Western District of New York

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Affiliations

Member of the New York State Bar Association and Monroe County Bar Association.

Community Involvement

Member of the Geneseo Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Practice Areas: Intellectual Property Litigation • Intellectual Property, Licensing & Technology