Randall W. Smith

Randall W. Smith

Patent Agent
Salt Lake City, UT
Overview

About Randy

Randy Smith is a registered patent agent in Stoel Rives’ Technology and Intellectual Property group in Salt Lake City. Randy prepares and prosecutes patent applications in the U.S. and internationally.

Prior to joining Stoel Rives, Randy served in numerous positions, including VP of Product Development, during his 32 years in medical device development. In 2007, Randy really found his niche in the role of VP of Technology and IP, which included responsibilities for product idea assessment, technical consulting and establishment of a patent program. Randy defined company-wide and product-specific patent strategies and managed all patent prosecution and litigation. Most recently, Randy owned his own consulting business helping inventors, entrepreneurs and small companies identify patentable subject matter, draft invention disclosures, assess patentability, define patent strategies and otherwise prepare clients to maximize their engagement with IP counsel.

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Experience

Experience

  • Work with clients to maximize their business value through an effective use of the patent system.
  • Investigate infringement accusations and patent enforcement opportunities.
  • Acted as an intermediary between engineers and patent attorneys.
  • Established an intellectual property program.
  • Managed the patent portfolio of 40+ patents.
  • Provided direction and approved all patent filings.
  • Directed all aspects of a successful patent infringement law suit that included re-examination and obtained a favorable settlement.
  • Provided product development and patent related counsel to clients.
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