Brian Smith, firm president of Colorado Patents Intellectual Property Attorney and Registered Patent Attorney, Denver, Colorado


  • Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1980, J.D., 1980 Class Rank - 18/105

  • Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1975, B.S.E., Bachelor of Science in Engineering                            Honors: Cum Laude

            Major: Biomedical Engineering                                              


  • Colorado Bar Association, 1987 – Present Member

  • Denver Bar Association, 1987 - Present

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, 1982-Present Member


  • Brian D. Smith P. C. d/b/a Colorado Patents, Denver, Colorado – 1993 to present. Practice directed to all aspects of intellectual property law including patents, trademarks, computer law, trade secrets, copyrights, unfair competition, licensing and related litigation matters.

  • Fields, Lewis, Rost and Smith, Denver, Colorado, intellectual property law firm, member 1986-95, partner 1993-1995.

  • Aluminum Company of America, Alcoa Center, PA, 1981-1986, Patent Attorney - Prepared and prosecuted U.S. patent and trademark applications, supervised outside associates in foreign patent prosecution and drafted non-disclosure and licensing agreements.

  • Battelle Memorial Institute, Richland, WA 1980 -1981- Staff Attorney Obtained and evaluated invention disclosures, reviewed novelty searches, rendered patentability opinions and provided advice in other areas of intellectual property law. Also received top secret security clearance from the DOE and spent significant percentage of time on government contracts, primarily those with the DOE.

  • Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources, Pittsburgh, PA, 1979 -1980. Law student intern. Conducted legal research, document preparation and litigation. Tried three cases, all of which resulted in criminal convictions.

Licensed to Practice In:


Colorado, 1987

Pennsylvania, 1981

U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1990

U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1985

U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1982

AV Peer Review Rating, the highest level of professional excellence.


Holder of eight U.S. Patents of his own. Married with two boys. Enjoys skiing, boating and jazz.