Stephen Smith


For more than two decades, my trial practice has focused on high-stakes, fast-paced commercial disputes involving technologies central to many of the world's most popular consumer products.

+1 703 456 8035

Stephen Smith is the chair of Cooley's nationally recognized intellectual property litigation practice that Chambers and AmLaw described as a talented group of next generation lawyers with “[p]owerful trial and USPTO” experience. He brings over 25 years of first chair trial experience as a private practice and government litigator. 

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  • Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst + IVP Lead Hopin’s $400 Million Series C 

  • Neptune Technologies and Bioressources’ patent is protected from attack 


  • George Washington University Law School
    JD, cum laude, 1994

  • Villanova University
    BA, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1991

Admissions & Credentials

District of Columbia


Rhode Island



  • International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association

Rankings & Accolades

    BTI Consulting Group: Client Service All-Star

    Managing Intellectual Property: IP Star

    Legal 500: Patent Litigation

Litigation Department of the Year: IP Finalist

The American Lawyer



+1 703 456 8035 office
+1 703 456 8100 fax

1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20004-2400

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