Smith Keane LLP handles all types of intellectual property including:

Patents →
Trademarks →
IP Litigation →
Copyrights →
Proprietary Information →


Smith Keane provides comprehensive patent services, including:

  • Patentability searching and opinions
  • Provisional patent applications
  • Non-provisional patent applications
  • Patent drafting and prosecution
  • Design patent applications
  • International patent applications, including PCT applications and Hague design applications
  • Patent portfolio counseling and development
  • Patent licensing
  • Freedom to operate searching and infringement opinions
  • Patent reexamination proceedings
  • Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) proceedings
  • Patent infringement litigation
  • Patent dispute mediation


To protect your brand, Smith Keane’s services include:

  • Trademark availability searching and opinions
  • Trademark applications
  • Trade dress applications
  • Trademark prosecution
  • International trademark applications, including Madrid filings
  • Trademark portfolio counseling and development
  • Trademark licensing
  • Trademark clearance searching and infringement opinions
  • Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) proceedings, including cancellations and oppositions
  • Trademark infringement litigation
  • Trademark dispute mediation


From conflict identification to resolution, Smith Keane’s provides a complete slate of IP litigation services, including:

  • IP infringement identification and analysis
  • Cease and desist letters
  • Patent litigation
  • Trademark litigation
  • Copyright litigation
  • Trade secret litigation
  • IP dispute resolution, including mediation
  • IP litigation co-counsel and litigation support/counseling
  • IP litigation local counsel
  • IP litigation appeals
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) administrative proceedings including reexamination proceedings
  • Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) proceedings, including inter partes review (IPR) and post-grant review (PGR)
  • Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) proceedings, including cancellations and oppositions


Smith Keane can help protect your creative expressions by helping you with:

  • Copyright applications
  • Copyright prosecution
  • Copyright portfolio counseling and development
  • Copyright licensing
  • Copyright infringement opinions
  • Copyright infringement litigation
  • Copyright dispute mediation


Smith Keane offers services to protect your proprietary information, including:

  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Trade secret identification
  • Information access controls
  • Business process counseling
  • Educational workshops
  • IP related employment litigation and mediation
  • Confidential information dispute litigation and mediation
  • Trade secret theft litigation and mediation