Rachel Smith, 32

Patent Attorney
Brooks Kushman

Rachel SmithRachel Smith is a patent attorney at Brooks Kushman where she focuses on domestic and foreign patent prosecution in the electrical, computer and mechanical areas as well as consulting with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups on how to best protect their intellectual property. Her background is in electrical engineering.

Since 2012, Smith has served as secretary for the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association. She is a presenter with Girl Scouts of Southeast Michigan and works to educate Girl Scouts about how to think like an inventor, how inventions can improve lives, how to think like an entrepreneur and about the various legal protections for intellectual property. Smith also serves as the regional event chairwoman with the American Intellectual Property Law Association. In 2014 and 2015 she was instrumental in connecting southeast Michigan's community of women in intellectual property law by hosting the association's annual Cross-Country Women in IP networking event for the Detroit region. Smith received her undergraduate degree from Ohio Northern University and her law degree from Wayne State University Law School.

The information presented here was accurate as of January 1, 2016.