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Tera Smith


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Tera has been practicing law since 2012. Prior to law school, Tera earned undergraduate degrees in physics and astronomy at CU Boulder and held a number of different research and engineering positions. She has programming experience in several computer languages and job-related experience developing databases and building websites.

Tera’s practice emphasizes patent preparation and prosecution in a wide range of technical areas including mechanical devices, disk and solid state storage technologies, semiconductor devices and manufacturing processes, encryption, network security, computing device accessories and other computer hardware, telecommunications, optics, and software. She also has experience in performing intellectual property portfolio due diligence and patent analysis (non-infringement/infringement, validity/invalidity, freedom to operate, and patentability).

Outside of work, Tera is an outdoor enthusiast. Running has been a big part of her life for several years. The half marathon is her favorite distance, but she’s completed a handful of full marathons, a few competitive trail races, sprint-distance triathlons, and bike tours. On weekends, Tera heads to the mountains as often as possible – skiing and snowboarding in the winter and hiking in the summer. She has summited several of Colorado’s fourteeners and tries to conquer a new one every summer.

J.D. – University of Denver, Sturm College of Law
B.A. Physics – University of Colorado, graduated with honors (magna cum laude)
B.A. Astronomy – University of Colorado

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Organizations
Colorado Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
Colorado Pro Bono Patent Initiative
Colorado Women’s Bar Association
Family Homestead, Auxiliary Board Member
The Richard S. Linn, American Inn of Court – Board Member 2020-2021

Scholastic Excellence Award – Patent Law 2011