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Samantha R. Smart

Practice Areas

Electrical / Computer



(216) 877-0300 x206 


  • J.D. Case Western Reserve University, 2013, cum laude

  • M.S. Biomedical Sciences, emphasis on protein biophysics, Hood College, 2009

  • B.A. Biochemistry, Hood College, 2007



  • State of Ohio, 2013

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2016

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 2017

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2019


Professional Affiliations

  • Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association

  • E!C Leadership Council

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Ms. Smart focuses her practice in the areas of Intellectual Property, Patent, Copyright, and Trademark law. Ms. Smart has experience in preparing and prosecuting patent and trademark applications both in the United States and abroad with the assistance of foreign associates. Ms. Smart’s patent preparation and prosecution expertise encompasses the mechanical, computer, and electrical arts including, but not limited to, applications dealing with sensor technology, transistors, semiconductors, software, medical devices, automotive, manufacturing equipment, and electrical technologies. Additionally, Ms. Smart’s practice involves enforcement actions to protect clients’ intellectual property rights and proprietary information, including actions before both the United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board. the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.


Ms. Smart interned at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, where she examined patent applications and analyzed Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) decisions. Additionally Ms. Smart has in-house experience regarding patent preparation and prosecution in the electrical, mechanical, and chemical arts.


Before attending law school, Ms. Smart acquired research experience working for the United States Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases, where she completed her thesis work and succeeded in stabilizing a monomeric anthrax vaccine candidate.


Articles & Publications

Law 360 PTAB Institutes First-Ever AIA Derivation Proceeding By Ryan Davis, March 22, 2018; mentioned counsel for Respondent, GED Integrated Solutions, Inc.


Law 360 3 Things To Know As 1st Patent Derivation Gets Underway by Ryan Davis, March 27, 2018; mentioned counsel for Respondent, GED Integrated Solutions, Inc.


Smart, Samantha (2009). Probing the Problem of Vaccine Instability (Master’s Thesis). Hood College, Frederick MD.

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