Menlo Park, CA (PRWEB) July 06, 2011
Carr & Ferrell LLP, a premier Silicon Valley-based firm offering strategic Intellectual Property, Corporate and Litigation legal services, is pleased to announce that Kristin Smith has joined the Patent Practice Group as an Associate. Ms. Smith, an experienced IP prosecutor with a strong background in chemical engineering and finance, formerly worked as an Associate at a Missouri-based firm.
“We are thrilled that Kristin has joined our team,” said firm co-founder and Patent Group Chair John Ferrell. “We are eager to utilize her exceptional technical expertise, and her extensive IP experience will make her a valuable addition to our practice.”
Ms. Smith has a broad range of experience in patent preparation and prosecution, strategic intellectual property counseling and planning, patent opinion and patent portfolio management and development. In the past, she has worked in industries ranging from telecommunications and computer software to mechanics, sensory training, and sportswear. She specializes in portfolio counseling and litigation support for international clients throughout the European Union and in Korea, Chile, and Japan.
Prior to joining the legal profession, Ms. Smith earned her BS in Chemical Engineering from MIT, where she authored numerous published research studies and participated in an academic exchange program at Downing College, Cambridge University. She also holds an MBA in finance from the University of Illinois, where she earned her JD.
Kristin Smith will now be based out of Carr & Ferrell’s Menlo Park office.
About Carr & Ferrell LLP
Carr & Ferrell LLP is a full-service law firm uniquely positioned to provide strategic patent and intellectual property, corporate, financing and litigation services. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley’s technology and venture capital community, our attorneys leverage their technical, business and legal expertise to help emerging companies and investors transform business concepts into industry leading enterprises. A strong and focused firm, we have made senior level attention a hallmark of our clients' experience.
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