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Michael B. Smith

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Attorney in New York, NY

Lupkin PLLC
80 Broad Street, Suite 1301
New York, NY 10004
Phone: 646-367-2776
Fax: 646-219-4870
Selected to Rising Stars: 2016
Licensed in New York Since: 2001
Education: Columbia Law School
Practice Areas: Intellectual Property (40%), Business Litigation (40%), Professional Liability: Defense (20%)
Languages Spoken: English, Portuguese, Spanish
Attorney Profile

Michael B. Smith is a litigator and advisor who focuses on intellectual property and business disputes. For over fifteen years, Michael has represented clients in the video game, digital media, software, semiconductor, medical device, and consumer electronics industries. Those representations included a broad array of complex litigation, including disputes involving copyright, trademark, and patent infringement; counterfeiting; misappropriation of trade secrets; unfair competition; and securities fraud. Michael also has significant experience defending national law firms against legal malpractice claims.

As the senior attorney for the Latin American business unit at Sony Computer Entertainment America, Michael managed all litigation matters; developed SCEA’s brand protection and anti-piracy program; orchestrated the restructuring of regional licensing and distribution of PlayStation® hardware and software; and facilitated the roll-out of the PlayStation Network® in Latin America. Michael also served as General Counsel to Legendary Digital Networks, the worldwide digital distribution division of Legendary Entertainment.

Mr. Smith grew up in Panama City, Panama and is fluent in Spanish, with some Portuguese.

About Michael B. Smith

First Admitted: 2001, New York

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Representative Clients

  • Sony Computer Entertainment America
  • Legendary Digital Networks
  • Western New York Public Broadcasting Association
  • Yves Salomon
  • Well Go USA Entertainment
  • IsleField
  • Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
  • Bryan Cave
  • Andrews Kurth
  • Schlam, Stone & Dolan
  • Louis Vuitton
  • Elie Tahari

Educational Background

  • Harvard College - AB in Literature, Latin American Studies, 1997
  • Columbia University School of Law - JD, 2000

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Admitted to practice in New York, 2001
  • Admitted to practice in California, 2005
  • Admitted to practice in Massachusetts, 2013
  • Video Game Bar Association, 2017
  • New York County Lawyers' Association, 2017
  • New York State Bar Association Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section, 2017
  • Copyright Society of the USA, 2017
  • New York State Bar Association Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, 2017

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Intellectual Property Law in Cyberspace (Treatise), Co-Author, BNA, 2016
  • Entertainment Art and Sports Law Blog - Week in Review,, New York State Bar Association, 2017

Industry Groups

  • Consumer Electronics
  • Digital Media
  • Email Marketing
  • Fashion
  • Internet
  • Medical Devices
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Semiconductors
  • Software
  • Television
  • Video Games
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Office Location for Michael B. Smith

80 Broad Street
Suite 1301
New York, NY 10004

Last Updated: 7/7/2020

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