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James M Smedley, Esq.

Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP
Chairman of the IP and Tech Law Group
1345 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10105
I am the Chairman of the Intellectual Property and Technology Law Group for a mid-sized law firm that works heavily in the technology space. My focus is strategic counseling of companies with respect to protecting and enforcing their intellectual property rights, both domestically and internationally. I have a wealth of industry experience in the computer software and hardware fields, particularly in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Vision Systems. My practice also covers the biotechnology and life sciences fields, where he advises clients on matters such as identifying, protecting and licensing novel drug therapies.

I have prosecuted hundreds of patents before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and foreign counterparts in over 70 countries worldwide. I have provided intellectual property counsel to organizations of all sizes, from startups, to small-to-medium sized enterprises to Fortune 100 companies as well as private and public universities. From securing the rights in inventions and brands, to developing substantial and lucrative patent portfolios, to handling complex intellectual property litigation and licensing matters, I cover the management of the entire intellectual property lifecycle for my clients.