Rowan P. Smith, Partner


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.

Rowan 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 eCommerce systems, data security technologies, and various network communications systems, among others. He also provides patent and technology counseling on litigation and licensing matters.

Additionally, Rowan assists clients in non-patent matters, including the registration and protection of copyrights, the filing and prosecution of trademark applications, and the protection of trade secrets.

Representative Technologies
Areas of technology where Rowan has drafted and prosecuted patent applications include:

  • 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
  • eCommerce
  • 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

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, Certificate, Quarles & Brady Leadership Program (2016)
  • Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University (J.D., magna cum laude, 2007)
    • Pedrick Scholar (2007)
  • Arizona State University (B.S., 2002)
    • Major: Electrical Engineering

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona

Court Admissions

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

Professional and Civic Activities

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

Professional Recognition

  • Named a 2017 BTI Consulting Group “Client Service All-Star"
  • Selected for inclusion in the Southwest Super Lawyers® - Rising Stars 2013 Edition (Intellectual Property)