Lexi Smith assists clients in connection with intellectual property matters, including the resolution of complex intellectual property disputes and the licensing of intellectual property rights. She has experience litigating cases involving patent infringement, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, false advertising, unfair competition, trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, and other business related torts.
Lexi recently represented a start-up company in a trial involving breach of contract, tortious interference with contract, and infringement of strawberry plant patents. She also represented a satellite television distributor and its component manufacturers in an action where Jones Day successfully obtained a summary judgment ruling dismissing claims of infringement against the component manufacturers, which led to a stipulated dismissal of all parties. Lexi's recent experience also includes the defense of a restaurant chain and an apparel company against claims of trademark infringement.
Lexi has experience representing clients in opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) and in actions to recover domain names under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) administrative panel.
Lexi also advises clients on intellectual property aspects of commercial transactions and provides due diligence relating to the acquisition and licensing of intellectual property rights. She negotiates and drafts agreements for the transfer, use, and sharing of patent, trademark, copyright, and technology in a variety of industries.
Prior to practicing law, Lexi spent four years as a practicing chemical engineer.
- University of California, Los Angeles (J.D. 2010); University of Massachusetts, Amherst (B.S. in Chemical Engineering cum laude 2003)
- U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Summer Honors Legal Program (2008)