Tera Smith

Top rated Intellectual Property attorney in Denver, Colorado

Holzer Patel Drennan
Tera Smith
Holzer Patel Drennan

Practice Areas: Intellectual Property

Licensed in Colorado since: 2012

Education: University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2024

Holzer Patel Drennan

216 16th Street
Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202 Phone: 720-204-5743 Email: Tera Smith Visit website


Attorney Tera Smith is a shareholder at Holzer Patel Drennan in Denver, Colorado. Ms. Smith practices patent preparation and prosecution in various technical areas, serving clients throughout the state of Colorado.

Ms. Smith handles patent matters involving computing device accessories, computer hardware, disk and solid-state storage technologies, encryption, manufacturing processes, mechanical devices, network security, optics, semiconductor devices, software, and telecommunications. She also has experience with intellectual property portfolio, patent analysis and due diligence involving freedom to operate, infringement, noninfringement, invalidity, patentability and validity.

A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Colorado, Ms. Smith earned bachelor’s degrees in astronomy and physics. She received her law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and became a licensed attorney in Colorado in 2012.

Ms. Smith practices before all Colorado state courts and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In addition to her legal experience, she is an experienced computer programmer with work experience building websites and developing databases. Her combined knowledge and experience in the legal and technological industries enables her to provide the best possible service and solutions to her clients.

Outside of the office, Ms. Smith is active in the Colorado legal community and is a member of various professional organizations. She belongs to the intellectual property section of the Colorado Bar Association, the Colorado Women’s Bar Association and the Colorado’s ProBoPat, an organization designed to provide free legal services to low income inventors. She is also an active member of The Richard Linn American Inn of Court.

First Admitted: 2012, Colorado

Professional Webpage: https://hpdlaw.com/people/tera/

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Member, Colorado Pro Bono Patent Initiative
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Registered Patent Attorney
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, The Richard S. Linn, American Inn of Court
  • Member, Colorado Women’s Bar Association
  • Member, Intellectual Property Section, Colorado Bar Association
  • Colorado
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
Educational Background:
  • University of Colorado, B.A., Physics, With Honors, Magna Cum Laude
  • University of Colorado, B.A., Astronomy

Office location for Tera Smith

216 16th Street
Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202


6 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2024

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