James Michael Smedley

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Top Rated Intellectual Property Attorney in New York, NY

Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP
 | 1345 Avenue of the Americas, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10105
Phone: 212-370-1300
Fax: 212-370-7889
Selected To Rising Stars: 2018
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property (50%),
  • Technology Transactions (20%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%),
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney James Michael Smedley is the Chairman of the Intellectual Property & Technology Law Group of Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP. Mr. Smedley devotes his practice to intellectual property law and serves a wide group of clients across numerous verticals, including those in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Biotechnology.

Mr. Smedley has been licensed to practice law since 2008 and is registered to practice in New Jersey, Pennslyvania and New York as well as the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is also a Canadian-registered patent agent.

As part of his practice, Mr. Smedley handles a wide variety of intellectual property matters involving patent strategy, patent prosecution, trademarks, licensing, contract negotiations and more. He brings his experience and talent to a wide range of clients, including both small and large business and Fortune 500 companies.

Mr. Smedley has negotiated contracts in many different areas and advises clients on a variety of intellectual property topics, including domestic and foreign protection as well as licensing. He has also helped numerous clients through all phases of the merger and acquisition process and has experience with buy and sell side dealings. In the area of patent prosecution, he has prosecuted a number of cases and maintains several patent portfolios.

A graduate of Rutgers University, Mr. Smedley earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science and English before attaining his law degree from Boston University School of Law. His involvement in the legal community includes being an active member of the American Bar Association. In 2007, he was the recipient of the Lowenstein Sandler pro bono award from New Jersey-based Lowenstein Sandler LLP.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Intellectual Property (50%): Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law

Technology Transactions (20%): Internet, Science and Technology Law

Business/Corporate (20%): Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations

Intellectual Property Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law, Internet, Science and Technology Law, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations


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Rising Stars: 2018

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About James Smedley

Admitted: 2008, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.egsllp.com/attorneys/james-smedley


  • Lowenstein Sandler Pro Bono Award, Recognition for Achievements in Pro Bono Services, LowenStein Sandler PC, 2008

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • New York, 2009
  • Canadian Registered Patent Agent
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office, Registered Patent Attorney, 2010
  • US Patent and Trademark Office
  • New Jersey, 2008


  • Represented PeopleLYNK it its sale to Greenway Medical Technologies., 2014

Representative Clients:

  • Slice, Inc., 2011
  • Francisco Partners, 2011
  • National Tree Company, 2013
  • InCloudCounsel, 2012

Educational Background:

  • Rutgers University, B.S., Major: Computer Science & English

Industry Groups

  • Biotech
  • Computer Hardware
  • Consumer Goods
  • Entertainment
  • Medical Devices
  • Software
  • Technology
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Office Location for James Michael Smedley

1345 Avenue of the Americas
11th Floor
New York, NY 10105

Phone: 212-370-1300

Fax: 212-370-7889

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Last Updated: 8/14/2019

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