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Jason A. Smith

101 South Tryon Street
Suite 2200
Charlotte, NC 28280


Anita Galo

Jason is a results-driven intellectual property (IP) lawyer with more than a decade of experience. He concentrates his practice in the areas of patent application preparation, prosecution and post-grant proceedings, as well as opinion work and client counseling. Jason has drafted and prosecuted patent applications for a wide variety of technologies including:

  • Biological diagnostics
  • Polymer and pharmaceutical chemistry
  • Cosmetics
  • Fiber optics (vapor depositions processes performing fiber optics)
  • Ceramics and simple mechanical devices

In addition, Jason has argued before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and he frequently speaks on topics pertaining to U.S. patent law.

News Releases


February 2009Smith, J.A. and C.A.D. Wilson, February 2009. Business Method Patents After In re: Bilski: Should Your Strategy Change? Atlanta Bar Association Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section Newsletter
July 2008Smith, J.A. and C.A.D. Wilson, July 2008. What Businesses and Individuals Must Consider About Patents. Atlanta Bar Association Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section Newsletter
2007Smith, J.A., L.A. Bannister, V. Bhattacharjee, Y. Wang, B.C. Waldman, and A.S. Waldman, 2007.  Accurate Homologous Recombination is a Prominent Double-Strand Break Repair Pathway in Mammalian Chromosomes and is Modulated by Mismatch Repair Protein Msh2. Mol. Cell Biol., 27(22): 7816-27
2006Smith, J.A.  The Interaction of the 35 U.S.C. § 102(b) On-Sale Bar and IP Licensing, Differentiating Licenses From Commercial Sales. 11 J. Tech. L. & Pol'y 313 (2006)
2005Smith, J.A., B.C. Waldman and A.S. Waldman, 2005. A Role for DNA mismatch Repair Protein MSH2 in Error-Prone Double-Strand Break Repair in Mammalian Chromosomes. Genetics, 170(1): 355-63
2004Smith, J.A. and A.S. Waldman, 2004.  Determination of Intrachromosomal Recombination Rates in Cultured Mammalian Cells. Methods in Molecular Biology; Protocols in Recombination.  Humana Press, 13-24

Events and Presentations

10.15.2014"Protecting Intellectual Property in a Global Market," presented to Sarasota Manatee Area Manufacturers

Alternate biographies





  • J.D., University of Florida, 2007
  • Ph.D. Candidate, Biological Sciences, Molecular Genetics, University of South Carolina, 2011
  • M.S., Biological Sciences, Molecular Genetics, University of South Carolina, 2003
  • B.S., summa cum laude, Biology, Pfeiffer University, 2001

Bar and Court Admissions

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia