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Lyman Smith

Patent Attorney, Former USPTO Examiner
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As a former USPTO patent examiner, Lyman uses that advantage for the benefit of his clients. Lyman is a registered patent attorney serving as of counsel to our firm. Lyman's familiarity with the inner workings of the USPTO is invaluable in conducting Examiner Interviews and responding to Office Actions. Lyman applies his specialized experience in acquiring patents in highly technical areas, including computer software and hardware.

Professional and Technical Background

  • Former USPTO Patent Examiner
  • Patent prosecution areas:
    • Software 
    • Internet-related Business Methods
    • Hardware
    • Electrical Circuits and Architecture
    • Semiconductors
    • Chemical Compounds and Compositions
    • Metabolic Diseases and Oncology
    • Electrophotoconductors
    • Ceramics and Material Sciences
    • Powder Handling Devices and Processes
    • Inks and Coatings
    • Flavors and Fragrances
    • Carbon Nanofibers
    • Mechanical Devices
    • Aircraft Systems 


  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Connecticut