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.
GTAT protects trade secrets, obtains restraining order against former employee
Jones Day assisted GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT), a leader in providing technology solutions to the solar industry, in pursuing claims of trade secret misappropriation and breach of contracts against a former employee when he departed the company after over a decade of exposure to its trade secrets and confidential information.
Lam Research attempts merger with KLA-Tencor
Jones Day represented Lam Research Corporation in its proposed acquisition of all outstanding shares of KLA-Tencor Corporation in a cash and stock transaction that placed an equity value on KLA-Tencor of approximately $10.6 billion based on its closing stock price on October 20, 2015.
Riverside acquires Sina Pearson Textiles
Jones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its acquisition of Sina Pearson Textiles Inc., a contract textile supplier that designs and distributes fabric to architectural and design firms.
Riverside acquires Momentum Group
Jones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and related financing of the Momentum Group, an award-winning and industry-leading distributor of commercial interior fabrics, wallcoverings, and related products.
DIRECTV and component manufacturers prevail on summary judgment in patent infringement case
Jones Day representing The DIRECTV Group, Inc., as well as numerous manufacturers of components used in DIRECTV's systems, prevailed by obtaining summary judgment rulings holding: (1) that a covenant not to sue between DIRECTV and Global was breached by Global's filing of this lawsuit; and (2) that the component manufacturers did not infringe Global's patents.
Celgene invests in and enters into strategic collaboration with NantBioScience
Jones Day represented Celgene Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company, in connection with its purchase of $75 million of Series A Preferred Stock in a private placement by NantBioScience, a subsidiary of NantWorks, LLC and a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery of innovative treatments by developing molecularly targeted drugs.
Lesso America defends use of LESSO trademark
China Lesso Group Holdings Limited/Lesso America retained Jones Day to defend it against claims of trademark infringement brought by Lasco Fittings in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
DIRECTV defeats patent infringement charges over broadcast satellite TV
Jones Day defended DIRECTV and related companies in a patent infringement action involving multiple patents allegedly reading on aspects of its television satellite broadcast technology.
Mag Instrument prevails in opposition against MAGSTUD mark
Jones Day brought a trademark opposition on behalf of Mag Instrument, Inc. against MAGSTUD mark application for magnetic stud finders.
Mag Instrument successfully challenges use of infringing domain name in UDRP proceeding
Jones Day successfully represented Mag Instrument, Inc. in a domain name dispute under the UDRP before the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center in connection with the infringing domain name maglite.me.
Mag Instrument asserts trademark infringement and unfair competition action against tool company
Jones Day represents Mag Instrument, Inc. in a trademark infringement and unfair competition action against a tool and equipment supply company.
Tokyo Electron acquires FSI International, leading provider of cleaning and surface preparation equipment, for $252.5 million
Jones Day advised Tokyo Electron Limited, a leading manufacturer of semiconductor manufacturing equipment, in connection with its acquisition of FSI International, Inc., a leading provider of cleaning and surface preparation equipment, for $252.5 million.
ABB acquires wireless technology company Tropos Networks
Jones Day advised ABB in its acquisition of Tropos Networks Inc., a Silicon Valley-based company that develops and markets wireless technologies and products for distribution area communication networks.
Avanir licenses D-DM from Concert for neurological disorders
Jones Day represented Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in its worldwide, exclusive license from Concert Pharmaceuticals to develop and commercialize deuterium-modified dextromethorphan for the potential treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders.
SAP acquires cloud-based business software provider SuccessFactors for $3.4 billion
Jones Day advised SAP AG in its acquisition of SuccessFactors, the market-leading provider of cloud-based human capital management solutions, for $3.4 billion.
Mag Instrument resolves trademark infringement action related to flashlights
Jones Day represented plaintiff Mag Instrument, Inc. in a trademark infringement action against Larson Electronics, LLC involving its use of the mark "Magnalight" for its lighting products.
VMware acquires Digital Fuel Technologies
Jones Day represented VMware, Inc. in its acquisition of Digital Fuel Technologies, Inc.
SunPower and Total partner to create new global leader in solar industry with $1.4 billion tender offer
Jones Day advised SunPower Corporation in the completion of the $1.4 billion tender offer by Total for up to 60% of SunPower's outstanding Class A Common Shares and 60% of SunPower's outstanding Class B Common Shares at a price of $23.25/share for each class.
Procter & Gamble and Teva Pharmaceutical form consumer health care partnership
Jones Day advised The Procter & Gamble Company in its agreement with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries to create a partnership in consumer health care by bringing together both companies' existing over the counter medicines and complementary capabilities to accelerate growth.
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- 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)