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  Intellectual Property
  Technology Law
  China Law
  Research Institutions
  Intellectual Property Litigation
  Patent Litigation
  Patent Drafting

Technology Licensing


Rowan P. Smith / Associate
Professional Experience
Rowan Smith practices nationally in several areas of technology and intellectual property law including patent prosecution, copyright and trademark registration, licensing, and technology-related transactions.

Mr. Smith has drafted and prosecuted patent applications in many technology areas, including in the field of semiconductors such as semiconductor assembly, test and packaging, semiconductor fabrication techniques, power transistor devices, and power supply regulator circuits. He also has considerable experience in information technology having drafted and prosecuted patent applications relating to e-commerce systems, data security technologies, and various network communications systems, among others. He also provides patent and technology counseling on litigation and licensing matters.

Mr. Smith also assists clients in non-patent matters including the registration and protection of copyrights, filing and prosecution of trademark applications, as well as the protection of trade secrets.

Representative Technologies
Mr. Smith has drafted and prosecuted patent applications in many technology areas, including:

  • Analog & Digital Circuit Design
  • Channel State Feedback Mechanisms During Carrier Aggregation
  • CoMP Network Implementations
  • Complex Software Systems
  • Database Management Systems
  • Data Link Layer Architectures & Procedures
  • Data Security Technologies & Cryptography
  • E-Commerce
  • Efficient SIP Communication Algorithms
  • Enterprise Software
  • High Performance Mechanical Systems
  • Improved Reference Signal Detection
  • Improved UE Slot Structure for PUCCH Transmissions
  • LTE & LTE-A Protocol Stacks
  • Network Architectures & Security
  • Network Communication Systems
  • Network Congestion Control Algorithms
  • Parallel & Distributed Systems
  • Projectile Control Systems
  • Semiconductor Assembly & Test Technology
  • Semiconductor Fabrication Techniques
  • Semiconductor Packaging Technology
  • Software Applications


Education and Honors
  • Arizona State University College of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2007)
    Pedrick Scholar (Recipient, 2007).
  • Arizona State University (B.S., 2002)
    Degree: Electrical Engineering.
Bar Admissions
Arizona, 2007

Court Admissions
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2010
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Recognition
Selected for inclusion in the Southwest Super Lawyers®–Rising Stars 2013 Edition (Intellectual Property).

Professional and Civic Activities
  • State Bar of Arizona (Member).

  • Center for Law, Science and Technology at Arizona State University (Research Fellow).