Stephen J. Smith represents clients in high-stakes patent litigation before the federal district courts, Federal Circuit and International Trade Commission. His practice spans a range of technologies, including consumer electronics, pharmaceuticals, software, mechanical devices, semiconductors, user interface, telecommunications, medical devices and diagnostics, and chemistry. In addition, Stephen provides clients with patent and intellectual property portfolio counseling and management.

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  • Represented a pharmaceutical company in obtaining a rare preliminary injunction in federal district court*
  • Represented the defendant in patent infringement litigation involving multiple semiconductor patents. After a jury trial, the litigation settled favorably prior to closing argument*
  • Represented the petitioner in a USERRA matter before the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit*

*Matter handled prior to joining McDermott.


Georgetown University Law Center, JD, cum laude, 2010
University of Notre Dame, BS, Biochemistry, 2007

District of Columbia
New York
New Jersey

Courts / Agencies
US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
US District Court for the District of New Jersey
US International Trade Commission

Stephen J. Smith

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