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Michael “Mike” H. Smith Shareholder

T 405-553-2803 | F 405-553-2855 | mhsmith@hallestill.com

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Mike H. Smith practices in all areas of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright.  His patent law practice emphasizes chemical, biochemical and mechanical related technologies.  He regularly advises clients on a variety of strategic patent matters. In 2020 Mike was named Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year for Patent Law - Oklahoma City.

Mike has extensive experience with U.S. and foreign patent preparation and prosecution, intellectual property-related due diligence, portfolio management, technology transfer and licensing and patent validity, infringement, and freedom to operate opinions. 

During his career, he has represented clients involved in a wide variety of technologies, including polymers, synthetic fuels, semiconductors, integrated fibers, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, wireless communications, software, aeronautics and heavy machinery.

Mike is a member of the firm's Recruitment & Diversity Committee and serves as Director of the Oklahoma Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section. He has been ranked by Chambers USA since 2012 and recognized since 2019 as a Best Lawyer in America in Patent, Trade Secrets and Trademark Law.

Education

  • University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., 2001)
  • Oklahoma Baptist University (B.S. in Biology, 1991)

Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 2001
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, 2002
Community Involvement
  • 2011 - 2015 i2E Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup Business Plan Competition Judge
Legal Experience
  • 2007 - Present Hall Estill
  • 2001-2007 Dunlap, Codding & Rogers, P.C.
Professional Involvement
  • Immediate Past President, Oklahoma Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
  • American Intellectual Property Association
  • Licensing Executives Society
Honors & Awards
  • Best Lawyers 2020 - Lawyer of the Year - Oklahoma City - Patent Law 
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers 2019 - 2021 in Patent Law, Trade Secrets Law and Trademark Law
  • Chambers USA 2012 - 2020 Intellectual Property