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J Mark Smith

Patent infringement Attorney at Denver, CO

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 51 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1972
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Copyright infringement
    20%
    Counseling clients on areas of copyright law for software, architecture, books, music, movies , etc. including: obtaining registrations, licensing, enforcing rights, defending against claims of infringement. Litigation and avoidance.

  2. Patent infringement
    20%
    Counseling clients on all areas of patents and their rights, licensing, due diligence, avoidance , enforcement and defense of infringement claims.

  3. Trademark infringement
    20%
    Counseling clients on all areas of trademark, trade dress, publicity rights, and unfair trade practices: including obtaining registrations, licensing, and enforcement and defense of infringement claims by litigation and at the Trademark Off.

  4. Litigation
    15%
    Apart from litigation involving copyrights, all areas of trademarks and unfair competition claims, patents, and trade secrets, I handle general commercial litigation that is related to these specific areas.

  5. Entertainment
    5%
    I counsel client in their rights related to music, photography, performing arts, art works, and museum law.

  6. Internet
    5%
    Apart from areas included in copyright, trademark, patent, and entertainment sections, I counsel clients on contracts, End User License Agreements, Terms of Use, website development contracts and disputes., General e-commerce.

  7. Licensing
    5%
    Apart from copyright, trademark, and patent licensing, I handle licensing or contractual rights of entertainment properties, trade secrets and other intellectual property rights.

  8. Trademark application
    5%
    I assist trademark owners protect their valuable brands and trade dress rights through Federal and International registration and through cancellation and opposition proceedings before the Trademark Office.

  9. Mergers and acquisitions
    3%
    Assist M & A teams with due diligence as to intellectual property rights and risks.

  10. Copyright application
    2%
    I assist clients in registering their software, audiio, visual, textual or graphic works, books, plays, photos and any other creation capable of being registered. As part of counseling clients, I advise as to areas of risk and ways to avoid them, including contracts, licenses, employment agreements and more generally by educating them as to the law and how it impacts their business and creative pursuits.

    46 years

I have an active practice, exclusively focused on intellectual property protection and enforcement.  This includes copyright, trademark, trade secrets, computer software, entertainment and patents.  I am a registered patent attorney, but do not currently prosecute patent applications.  I counsel businesses and individuals about how they may protect their rights by way of registrations, contracts, licenses and confidentiality preservation methods and how to avoid conflict with other's intellectual property.

As I live in Colorado, I enjoy the many outdoor activites available.

Location

Berg Hill Greenleaf & Ruscitti
1525 17th St.
Denver, CO, 80202

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Posted by Susan | September 4, 2013
Internet Copyright Infringement
Mark helped me with a situation which involved Internet copyright infringement. His knowledge was exceptional and he was very thorough in responding to my questions. I would highly recommend Mark Smith to anyone dealing with Internet or other types of professional property issues. Thank you Mark!

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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Special Counsel
  • Berg Hill Greenleaf & Ruscitti
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner
  • Pendleton Friedberg Wilson & Hennessey
  • 2003 - 2015
  • Partner
  • Pittenger & Smith
  • 1995 - 2003

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1972
  • University of Colorado
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1969

Associations

  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Patent, Copyrights and Trademarks Section
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Marsh Inn of Court
  • Master
  • 1990 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 1975 - Present
  • Intellectual Property Inn of Court
  • Master
  • 2010 - 2016
  • Denver Bar Association, Intellectual Property Committee
  • Chair
  • 2000 - 2000
  • International Trademark Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - 2000
  • Copyright Society of America
  • Member
  • 1995 - 2000
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - 2005
  • Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel, Intellectual Property Committee
  • Chair
  • 1990 - 1996
  • Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel
  • Member
  • 1980 - 1996
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Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
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Publications

  • Copy right litigation stratigies
  • Copy right litigation strategies, chapter 5 preliminary injunctive relief in US copyright litigation
  • 2017
  • Legal Opinion Letters - Aspen Publishers
  • Intellectual Property Chapter
  • 2003
  • CLE in Colorado, Inc.
  • Valuing Intellectual Property, Overview of Intellectual Property Assets
  • 2000
  • CLE in Colorado
  • Copyright in the Electronic Age, Infringement and the Internet: Determining Jurisdiction and Damages; Recent Case Law and Developments
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • Copyright Society
  • Copyright Litigation
  • 2001
  • Colorado Lawyers for the Arts
  • Artists rights
  • 1996

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