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I began working with Scott Smiley back in 2010 and continue to this day. He handles all of my patent issues worldwide, including the complex issues that come with patent enforcement. He is one of the most brilliant, strategist and caring attorneys I have dealt with. It is a comfort knowing that you are working with an attorney who truly has your best interest in mind and will continue to work hard for a positive outcome.
I worked with Scott when he was still with Mayback & Hoffman. He helped in writing a patent application back in 2010.
I am writing the review only now as I have a better understanding of the matters, and I felt that at that time I was not in position to evaluate him.
Looking back, few things to mention:
- felt very much like supporting me all they way to make a "big" patent, involving lots of writing. As back then my experience with such matters were almost zero, i did not know what was important and what not. Reading now the application, it doesn't look as it should have been
- even though I had a declared budget, the background work went silent until a bill that exceeded the budget hit my inbox. Senseless to mention that there was no room for challenging this
- having worked since with other (European based) patent attorneys, I can say there is a difference in the quality of the service I received
as a separate note: Mayback & Hoffman as a company is no part of the review, my experience with them was excellent
As a first time inventor seeking intellectual property and trademark protection, I never felt more sincerely supported and confident than in Attorney Smiley's skillful care. He delivers a highly professional, proficient, and efficient service for a highly complex and daunting process -- and with a sense of humor to boot! There are truly no better professional outfits around than Scott Smiley and his exceptional IP Law Group. You are guaranteed a seamless and satisfying customer care experience Thank you, Scott and Crew!
Thank you for all your help and guidance. Your enthusiasm, professionalism and efficiency provides us with great comfort. We will be using you here on out for all our Patent and TM needs.
I have patented two products with this attorney. He is very friendly and personable. If he is not available, he gets back to you very quickly. He's called me back on Friday night after hours and also on the weekend. Also, he does not nickle and dime you. I've had attorneys that charge me for every second of their time. Scott is definitely not that way. I completely trust him without hesitation. Seriously, I could not invent a better attorney.
“I originally told Scott my concerns in protecting a valuable event idea that was vulnerable and subject to unauthorized use by many organizations and cities in the State of Florida. Scott knew exactly what course of action was needed. He prepared all the necessary documents in a timely manner and made my involvement very simple. Scott provided a Florida Trademark Registration. I will undoubtedly contract with Scott in the near future for additional Trademark registrations.”
“As the owner of a cutting-edge e-commerce company (Eboatloans, Inc.), it was important that we work with an attorney that not only understood his area of expertise but also grasped our innovative proprietary technology and it's applications. Scott was very easy to work with, professional, and I’d strongly recommend him as I often have in the past. Best regards, Rick Lowe”