Stuart Duncan Smith focuses his practice on patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright litigation, as well as patent post-grant proceedings. He has significant experience in District Court, the US International Trade Commission, and the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Stuart’s litigation and post-grant experience includes a wide array of subject matters, including internet communications, electronic medical records, pharmaceuticals, consumer electronics and medical devices. Stuart is also active with the firm pro bono clients.
While in law school, Stuart was the Managing Editor of the Boston University Journal of Science & Technology Law
. He also worked as a research assistant, focusing on issues regarding class action civil litigation, corporate fiduciary duties and socially responsible corporate governance. Stuart was a summer associate with Wolf Greenfield and assisted the firm and its clients with matters related to intellectual property litigation and pro bono representation.
Prior to law school, Stuart managed a research laboratory at Brown University that focused on developmental cell signaling pathways with the goal of characterizing biomarkers suitable for toxicological screening. He was also a professional photographer and photography teacher.
- Currently represents Smith & Nephew before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in a twelve-patent litigation concerning orthopedic medical devices.
- Currently represents athenahealth, Inc. before the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts in a patent litigation involving software for the healthcare industry.
- Currently represents Sony before the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts in patent litigation involving consumer electronic devices.
- Represented Sony before the United States District Court for the Middle District of California in patent litigation involving consumer electronic devices.
- Represented Sony before the United States International Trade Commission in patent litigation involving telecommunications technology.
- Currently defends inter partes review petition concerning consumer electronics.
- Defended inter partes review petition concerning pharmaceutical composition.
- Drafted inter partes review petitions concerning consumer electronics.
- Drafted inter partes review petition concerning computer programming architectures.
Pro Bono and Volunteering
- Represented numerous unemployment insurance claimants seeking wrongfully denied benefits.
- Led team of attorneys teaching civics and moot court to public middle school students.
Stuart has been repeatedly named to the list of Massachusetts Rising Stars by Super Lawyers and to the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list by The Best Lawyers in America©.
Stuart received his JD cum laude from Boston University School of Law and he completed the Intellectual Property Law Concentration with honors. While in law school, Stuart was a Edward F. Hennessey Distinguished Scholar and a Paul J. Liacos Scholar.