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The Law Office of Lyman H. Smith is a full service intellectual property law firmoffering services in patent preparation, patent prosecution, trademark preparation, trademark prosecution, patent searching, patent docketing, patent licensing, intellectual property contracting and patent education.

Being a small, full service law firm, we are able to provide flexible billing options.  For example, many projects are undertaken on a flat, fixed fee basis.  These flat fees are fully inclusive with no surprises.  For example, a flat fee quoted for an office action response will include reporting the office action, discussing the response with the inventors, as appropriate, preparing the response, filing the response, and sending a copy of the filed response to the client.  We also offer other creative billing arrangements, such as flat fee per case, flat fee per portfolio, and even offer the lower of a flat fee or hourly billing, guaranteeing that you receive high quality service at the best possible cost.

The proprietor, Lyman Smith, was first introduced to patents while working as a chemist, where he worked with patent attorneys as an inventor.  A continued interest in the patent processled him to become a patent examiner in 1996, after which he entered the privatesector as a patent professional in 1998. Mr. Smith has worked for individual inventors, small and large companies, governmental and university clients.             

With over 10 years experience as a registered patent practitioner, Mr. Smith has extensive experiencerelated to patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.  Mr. Smith has provided seminars on business method patents, the doctrine of equivalents, the patent process, obviousness, enablement in biotech inventions, and the restriction requirement, among other topics, for clients in the United States, Canada, Japan and Ireland.