T. Murray Smith Joins Haynes and Boone as Of Counsel

April 13, 2004

Eric Backs
Haynes and Boone, LLP

RICHARDSON, TEXAS — Haynes and Boone LLP, a full-service corporate law firm, announced that T. Murray Smith recently joined its Richardson Telecom Corridorâ office as Of Counsel.  Mr. Smith is the latest addition to the Firm’s expanding Intellectual Property and Technology Transaction Practice Group. Before joining Haynes and Boone, Mr. Smith was an attorney in the Dallas office of Baker Botts, L.L.P.

Mr. Smith has more than 23 years of broad-based legal experience. His practice focuses on counseling and representing clients and foreign agents regarding U.S. and foreign assets in all areas of intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. Mr. Smith has prepared and/or prosecuted more than 1,000 patent applications, spanning virtually all technical fields in the electrical, mechanical and computer arts. He has handled patent appeals and interferences, and PCT and foreign patent applications. He has helped clients select and register trademarks.  He has transferred, licensed and analyzed IP assets, prepared formal legal opinions, and helped clients to enforce IP assets and to counter allegations of infringement.

Before entering the legal profession, Mr. Smith spent more than five years as an engineer, designing and managing the development of high-performance military and industrial computer systems.

Mr. Smith earned his J.D. cum laude from University of Michigan Law School. He earned his B.S.E.E. cum laude from University of Michigan Engineering School. Mr. Smith is admitted to practice law by the Michigan Bar, Texas Bar, USPTO, Sixth Circuit, and the Western and Eastern districts of Michigan. He is a member of the Dallas Bar Association.

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with nine offices throughout Texas, Washington, D.C., New York and Mexico City, providing a full spectrum of legal services to clients around the world. With more than 450 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by National Law Journal.  The firm has been recognized as one of the "20 Best Law Firms to Work For" (Vault.com, 2004), one of the “Best Corporate Law Firms in America” (Corporate Board Member Magazine, 2001-2003) and is the recipient of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s 2002 Thomas L. Sager Award for commitment to diversity.

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