Oct 11, 2013



Advertising review encompasses multiple and diverse areas of law, including: Copyright; Trademark; Licensing Rights; First Amendment; Trade Regulation, including state laws and regulations of the USDA, FDA, and FTC; Product Disparagement; Consumer Protection; Privacy and Data Security; Right of Publicity; and Unfair Competition. Our Intellectual Property attorneys offer extensive experience in these areas of the law. We assist our clients in navigating advertising compliance in both “old” and “new” media, including internet advertising and marketing through social networking.

Oct 27, 2017

Biotechnology / Life Sciences


While Smith, Gambrell & Russell assists clients with maneuvering through the complicated and volatile intellectual property landscape in all fields of technology, we have specific expertise in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and chemical arts. Biotechnology is a multidisciplinary field composed of complex sciences and technologies. However, while some firms carve biotechnology into specialized subgroups, such as pharmacology, vaccines, gene therapy, stem cells, diagnostics, immunology, medical devices, plant biology, biofuels, bioagriculture, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, biosynthetics, bioengineering, bioinformatics, pharmacogenomics, nanotechnology, personalized medicine, etc., SGR makes it simple as any subject matter relating to a living organism or a bioprocess is considered to be biotech… Read more

Jun 4, 2018

Copyright Law

Intellectual Property Litigation: light bulbs

In addition to copyright law, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP provides the full spectrum of intellectual property services to its clients, including in the fields of trademark and patent prosecution, trade dress protection, copyright, and rights of publicity counseling, licensing and litigation. SGR has robust capabilities in copyright law, and in the related art law, publishing and entertainment fields. Copyright is the right to control the display, reproduction, performance, publication, modification, adaptation, distribution, creation of derivative works, and initial sale of a creative work. Copyright protects works of authorship, such as books, letters, photographs, films, audio recordings, designs, artwork, web… Read more

Oct 27, 2020

Customs & Border Protection (CBP) Intellectual Property Remedies

Counterfeit and infringing products as well as falsified medicines seek entry into the United States at very high levels. Recent increases primarily through sales by third-party sellers on online platforms have accelerated dramatically due to the pandemic and the increasing number of consumers who purchase products from online marketplaces. One of the most efficient and cost-effective remedies for trademark and copyright owners to prevent these products from entering the United States is to take advantage of enforcement remedies offered by the US customs and border patrol (CBP) The CBP has the authority under the Code of Federal Regulations to inspect… Read more

May 24, 2017

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property, Patent Law, Trademark Law, Post-Grant Proceedings

With more than 40 Intellectual Property professionals practicing in eight cities – Austin, Atlanta, Chicago, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, New York, Tampa, and Washington, D.C., – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP offers a full range of intellectual property services, including patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret protection, and we are a formidable opponent in intellectual property litigation. Working with lawyers from SGR’s corporate practice, we also routinely handle commercial transactions involving the licensing, acquisition or sale of intellectual property. Intellectual Property Litigation SGR’s highly respected intellectual property litigation lawyers represent plaintiffs and defendants in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, false advertising… Read more

Oct 11, 2013

Intellectual Property Litigation

Intellectual Property Litigation: light bulbs

A “win” in intellectual property litigation can take many forms. A judgment in your favor is a “win,” but a short end to litigation may be in your best business interest. We can help you strategize, decide how to proceed, execute that plan and win. SGR’s highly respected intellectual property litigation lawyers are experienced in representing plaintiffs and defendants patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and software and internet-related cases in federal, state and appellate courts and in proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Our intellectual property litigation lawyers are experienced in all aspects of intellectual property law… Read more

Feb 3, 2015

Internet Law

Data Security

We represent clients in Internet law counseling, enforcement and the registration, acquisition, transfer, and maintenance of domain names, developing comprehensive strategies for global protection. We also engage in litigation under the Anti-Cybersquatting Protection Act (ACPA) and arbitration under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and the Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS). We are active participants in the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which is responsible for managing and coordinating the Internet domain name system. The firm serves on ICANN’s Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC) which protects the rights of intellectual property owners in the domain name… Read more

Jan 20, 2017

Patent Law

Patent File Folder

The Intellectual Property Group has what it takes to guide clients through the intricacies of not only the domestic but also the international patent, trademark and copyright systems. From the initial step of conducting a search of Patent and Trademark Office records to determining the patentability of inventions or the availability and registerability of a trademark or service mark to the preparation of applications and the prosecution of those applications to conclusion, through the negotiation and consummation of license and assignment agreements our attorneys can lead our clients to the best course of action. Because the rights being protected in… Read more

Oct 11, 2013

Patent Prosecution

Intellectual Property, Patent Law, Trademark Law, Post-Grant Proceedings

SGR’s patent prosecution lawyers possess technical backgrounds and degrees in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, physics, and mechanical, electrical, chemical, industrial and biomedical engineering. Our patent legal services include opinion work, such as patentability, clearance, infringement and invalidity opinions, patent preparation and prosecution, reexaminations and reissues, due diligence, appellate and interference work, procurement, oppositions, licensing, litigation, and expert witness testimony. Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical/Medical Devices The fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices are multidisciplinary and encompass complex sciences and technologies. Our patent lawyers have expertise in the biotech, pharmaceutical, and chemical arts. We procure patents in the fields of pharmacology, vaccines, gene… Read more

May 22, 2017

Post-Grant Proceedings

Intellectual Property, Patent Law, Trademark Law, Post-Grant Proceedings

Since the implementation of the America Invents Act of 2011, post-grant proceedings have become a popular venue for resolving patent disputes. Drawing from their combined experience with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) rules and procedures, litigation in district courts and before the U.S. International Trade Commission, and appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, SGR’s patent attorneys are uniquely suited for the intricacies of patent office litigation. In fact, since the majority of post-grant review proceedings are related to an infringement case pending in U.S. district court or before the International Trade Commission, our experience… Read more