Mr. Smolen’s practice focuses on IP and technology transactions, including counseling, structuring and negotiating deals in industries such as networking, data centers, eCommerce, cloud computing, big data, software, hardware, patent licensing, Internet, and others.
His strategic counseling experience includes helping companies of all sizes develop processes for inbound and outbound licensing, patent programs, and open-source software.
LOCATION: San Francisco Bay Area, CA
LICENSED TO PRACTICE IN: California, Virginia, United States Patent Office
CURRENT FIRM: Belcher, Smolen & Van Loo, LLP
Bingham McCutchen | Kenyon & Kenyon
LAW SCHOOL: Columbia University
ADVANCED DEGREES: M.S., M.Phil (Physics); J.D.
HONORS AND AWARDS: Named Corporate IP Star of 2017 by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine; Phi Beta Kappa; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Former Law Clerk to the Hon. Jay Plager, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
(Licensing Transactions, Open Source Software Counseling and Compliance, Patent Law, Patent Prosecution, Counseling and Strategy, Trademark Law, Outside General Counsel)
INDUSTRY: Medical Devices, Networking, Data Centers,
eCommerce, Cloud Computing,
Big Data, Software and Hardware,
Patent Licensing, Internet,
NOTABLE ROLES/EXPERIENCE: Former law clerk to the Honorable S. Jay Plager, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit