Gerald L. Smith
Gerald (Jerry) L. Smith, a principal, has been engaged in the practice of patent law since receipt of his law degree from the University of Maryland in 1964. He holds Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Science degrees from The Ohio State University, having graduated (Tau Beta Pi) from the University in 1957 with both degrees. While attending law school at the University of Maryland and thereafter he was employed by the Patent Legal Department of the Aerospace Division of Martin-Marietta Corporation. Mr. smith entered private practice for about two years, gaining experience in both civil and criminal trial matters. He then joined the Polaroid Corporation in Cambridge, Mass., as a Senior Patent Attorney for eight years. The last two years at Polaroid he provided personal representation of the late Dr. E.H. Land, the founder of Polaroid and an internationally recognized inventor.
Mr. Smith returned to private practice in intellectual property law, moving to Columbus in 1976. The firm of Mueller Smith was formed in 1980. Mr. Smith has been active in local Bar Associations in the Central Ohio region, having been President of the Columbus Intellectual Property Law Association and being a founding organizer of the successful Columbus Computer Law Institute.
Jerry Smith is admitted to the practice of law in Maryland, Massachusetts, and Ohio, and is registered to practice before the Canadian Patent Office and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.