Rachel 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.