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Geoff Smith is a principal in the Austin office of McKool Smith whose practice deals with intellectual property and complex commercial litigation.

Geoff was a member of The Review of Litigation at the University of Texas School of Law. Prior to law school, Geoff published in the areas of polymer chemistry and engineering.

Experience

Representative Matters

  • Holly Corporation. Frontier Oil Corporation v. Holly Corporation. Represented Holly in a breach of contract action that resulted from a failed merger with Frontier. The case was tried to a judge in Delaware Chancery Court with the decision still pending.
  • National Instruments Corporation. National Instruments Corp. v. The Mathworks Inc. Representing National Instruments in a patent infringement suit involving patents covering graphical modeling and programming.
  • Parental Guide. Parental Guide v. Funai. Represented Parental Guide in a patent infringement suit involving patents directed to V-Chip technologies.
  • EDS. DataTreasury v. EDS. Representing EDS in a patent infringement suit involving image-based check processing.
  • Nortel Networks. Ciena Corporation v. Nortel Networks Inc. et al. Represented Nortel in a patent infringement suit involving telecommunications technology.

Affiliations

Community & Professional Activities

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Austin Intellectual Property Law Association

News & Events

Education

J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 2003

Ph.D., Polymer Science and Engineering with a minor in Chemistry, University of Southern Mississippi, 2001

B.S., Chemistry, with a concentration in Biochemistry, Duke University, 1993

Court Admissions

  • State of Texas
  • The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Bar Associations

  • American Bar Association
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