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Cory Grix Smith


Cory Smith is a registered patent attorney whose practice focuses on intellectual property law and technology transactions, with an emphasis on computer-related technologies. He has extensive experience in patent preparation and prosecution, patent litigation and pre-litigation, post-grant proceedings, patent analysis and counseling (including tear-down, freedom-to-operate, invalidity, and infringement opinions), trademark preparation and prosecution, trademark counseling, trademark disputes, copyright preparation and prosecution, and copyright disputes.

Mr. Smith regularly handles patent matters in the U.S. and foreign jurisdictions in many areas of technology, including computer software, computer hardware, cloud computing, cryptography, computer networking, data communications, robotics, electronics, sensing systems, imaging, artificial intelligence, simulators, data science applications, machine learning, block chain, cybersecurity, virtual reality, payment services, financial technology, agricultural technology, e-commerce technology, mobile applications, business applications, business methods, mechanical devices, construction materials, sports equipment, toys, and consumer goods.

He has handled many technology transactions, including negotiating software acquisitions and licenses, handling intellectual property and software aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate transactions, and performing due diligence. Mr. Smith also has extensive experience handling open source software issues. Additionally, he has handled various pro bono matters, including assisting nonprofits with intellectual property issues and representing low-income parents in severance and adoption proceedings.

Mr. Smith has a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering. His technical experience includes a position as an engineer at IBM, where he designed and developed data storage systems.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Smith served as a law clerk for the Honorable A. John Pelander at the Arizona Supreme Court. During law school, he served as managing editor of the Arizona Law Review and as secretary of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society. Mr. Smith also served as an extern for the Honorable Paul E. Tang of the Pima County Superior Court.

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Intellectual Property Issues in ChatGPT and Generative AI


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Original Program Date:
May 15, 2023
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The State Bar Intellectual Property Section

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Patent Post-Issuance Proceedings at the USPTO


Total Credits: 1 CLE

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Original Program Date:
Apr 23, 2024
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Unlike most patent systems around the world, in the United States parties have the opportunity to use numerous specialty proceedings at the United States Patent & Trademark Office to strengthen their ...

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