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Kristina Smith

Kristina Smith is an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the Dallas - North office of Haynes and Boone.

During law school, Kristina was inducted into the Order of Barristers for her excellence in oral and written advocacy. Kristina uses this experience to assist clients in protecting their intellectual property through patent prosecution and post-grant review at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • “The U.S. Patent Office’s guidance on indefiniteness in AIA post-grant proceedings,” co-author, The Patent Lawyer, June 2021.
  • "Germline Editing: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back?" Note, 21 SMU Sci. & Tech. L. Rev. 101

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B.S., Industrial Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2015

J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2019, cum laude; Notes Editor, SMU Science & Technology Law Review



The IP Beacon, July 2021
August, 27 2021

View the PDF version of the July 2021 IP Beacon. Jason Bloom, Annie Allison and Abbey Gauger in Law360: ‘Texas Ruling Shows Weight of State Immunity in IP Claims’ On June 18, the Texas Supreme Court held that a governmental unit's copyright infringement does not qualify as a constitutional taking in the matter of Jim Olive Photography, dba Photolive Inc. v. University of Houston System. However, t [...]