J. Mark Smith has over 30 years of trial experience in the enforcement of intellectual property rights. He focuses his practice in the areas of patent, trademark, trade secrets and copyright law. Mark advises clients in matters related to business and competitive conduct, rights clearance, non-infringement and right to use opinions, M&A due diligence, agreements for joint venture, licensing, employee and consultant rights, distribution relationships, internet and software transactions, data breach response and notification compliance licensing, and litigation in federal and state courts. He has the experience to help innovators, creative content providers (such as artists, composers, architects, authors, and photographers), problem solvers and businesses of every type preserve, protect and build their business and their proprietary rights and hard earned reputation and goodwill. Mark has authored and co-authored several publications in the field of copyright law, including the American Bar Association’s 2017 publication Copyright Litigation Strategies, a 780-page hardback resource in which Mark composed Chapter 5: “Preliminary and Injunctive Relief in Copyright Litigation.”
Outside of the office, Mark enjoys climbing, hiking, mountaineering, skiing, photography, and fly fishing. He is also active in competitive Tomiki Aikido and expects to test for his Black belt later this year.
He was named a 2015, 2016 and 2017 Colorado Super Lawyer in the field of Intellectual Property.