Temple University School of Law
Juris Doctor, 1970
University of Pennsylvania
Activities & Affiliations
• PIPLA, Member
George A. Smith, Jr.
George Anthony (“Tony”) Smith, Jr. has been with the firm since 1978. Tony counsels clients ranging from independent inventors to renowned scientists and engineers at leading companies and universities. Specifically, Tony has drafted and prosecuted approximately one thousand U.S. patents in a broad range of technologies including telecommunications systems, transducers, antennas, electronic circuits, chemical processes, automobile engines, surgical instruments, and many others. He has prepared numerous legal opinions on patent infringement and related issues and is frequently called upon to testify in patent cases.
Some of his noteworthy cases include Kappa v. Herbko, 308 F3d 1156 (Fed Cir. 2002), now frequently cited by the PTO on the issue of likelihood of confusion, and In re Princeton Tectonics, Inc., 98 USPQ2d 1509 (TTAB 2010) a decision on the use of third party trademark registrations to demonstrate relationships between goods.