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Tera

Tera Smith

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Tera has been practicing IP law since for 8+ years. 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. 

Tera’s current practice emphasizes patent preparation and prosecution in a wide range of technical areas including disk and solid state storage technologies, semiconductor devices and manufacturing processes, optics, spaceflight technologies, quantum computing, computing device accessories and other computer hardware, a wide range of mechanical devices, and software in a variety of fields including artificial intelligence (AI), virtual and augmented reality, graphics rendering and processing, encryption, network security, and more. She enjoys counseling clients on cost-effective IP strategies and also has experience in performing intellectual property portfolio due diligence and patent analysis (non-infringement/infringement, validity/invalidity, freedom to operate, and patentability).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 (qualifying for and running the Boston Marathon 2020), as well as 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.

Tera has been selected as a “Colorado Rising Star” for 3 consecutive years (2019, 2020, and 2021). The designation means that she is a top-rated attorney as recognized by peers.

Education
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

Admissions
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

Honors
Scholastic Excellence Award – Patent Law 2011