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Smitha Mathews

Email
Smitha.Mathews@harperbates.com
Office
214-238-8400

Biography

Smitha Mathews is an intellectual property attorney with experience in litigation, prosecution, and enforcement issues relating to patents and trademarks. She has represented clients in numerous IP litigation matters in federal district court, as well as trademark opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. As a registered patent attorney, Smitha has also prosecuted patents in various technical fields, including telecommunications, optics, and mechanical devices.

In addition to her IP practice, Smitha has a strong passion for pro bono work. She has spent countless hours representing clients in matters relating to asylum, domestic violence, and human trafficking.

Career details

Practice areas

Intellectual Property Intellectual Property Litigation

Education

  • J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2004
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Specialization, Honors in the Liberal Arts, Southern Methodist University, 2000

Admitted to Practice

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Registered Patent Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Honors

  • Named as a "Texas Rising Star" by Thomson Reuters' Super Lawyers Magazine, 2010
  • Admitted to the State Bar of Texas Pro Bono College, 2014-2015
  • Selected and featured online as Volunteer All-Star by Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, 2014

Professional Activities

  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Asian American Bar Association

Representative Engagements

  • Represented plaintiff semiconductor fabrication company in a multi-patent infringement suit
  • Represented telecommunications company in defending patent infringement suit involving calling card technology
  • Represented pharmaceutical company in discovery phase and summary judgment phase of a Hatch-Waxman ANDA patent infringement suit
  • Represented a trademark owner in successfully opposing the registration of infringing marks before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
  • Represented museum in domain name dispute involving federal and state claims for trademark infringement and claims under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act
  • Represented international metals manufacturer in breach of contract dispute