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Lance D. Smemoe

Lance D. Smemoe is a partner in our Orange County office.

Mr. Smemoe’s practice focuses on all aspects of patent prosecution, licensing, due diligence, enforcement, and counseling.  He helps businesses build valuable patent portfolios for inventions in the fields of physics and optics, medical devices, software, electronics, and business methods.  He provides advice on patent infringement, validity, appeals, post-grant proceedings, and portfolio strategy. 

His technical experience includes medical devices associated with vial access technology, non-invasive and invasive patient monitoring, spectroscopic analysis, laparoscopic procedures, drug delivery, healthcare IT, robotic endoscopy, and radiation therapy. Other areas of technical emphasis include semiconductor fabrication, vapor deposition processes, high performance computing, wireless charging, LED lighting, daylighting, optical filtering, ophthalmic devices, and advanced heating and cooling.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Smemoe served as a law clerk for an ICANN-approved domain name dispute resolution service provider.  He was a summer associate with the firm in 2005 and also worked as a law clerk at other intellectual property law firms.

Mr. Smemoe joined the firm in 2006 and became a partner in 2012.

University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., Director of the University of Minnesota Intellectual Property Moot Court
Brigham Young University, B.S., Applied Physics, Minors in Chemistry and Mathematics
State Bar of California
U.S. District Court – Central District of California
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Communications Technology

Cellular Networking & Communications

Fiber Optic Networks

Internet Telephony

Low-Power Networks


Wireless Local Area Networks

Consumer Products & Services

Aesthetics & Personal Care Products

Food & Beverage

Electrical, Semiconductor & Computer Technology

Electronics & Semiconductors

Healthcare Information Technology

Software & IT


Clean Technology

Energy Conservation

Energy Efficient Technologies

Green Building & Construction


Fashion & Beauty


Financial Services & Business Methods

Blockchain & Smart Contracts

Cloud Computing

Cryptocurrency & Encryption

Data Privacy

Dispute Resolution

Licensing & Indemnification

Open Source

Medical Devices & Procedures

AI & Machine Learning

Dental Devices


Drug Eluting & Drug Delivery Devices

Glucose Monitoring & Insulin Infusion


Infusion Pumps

Medical Informatics & Software Systems

Mental Health & Wellness


Vital Signs, Physiologic, & Hemodynamic Monitoring

Transportation & Vehicles

Aerospace & Space Technology

Air conditioning / Heating systems

Automotive Transportation & Powersports


Electronics (Audio / Video, Communication, Navigation, Security)

Passenger Transportation

Covered Business Method (CBM)
Design Patents
Due Diligence
Global Portfolio Management
Infringement Risk 
Inter Partes Review (IPR)
IP Strategy
IP Transactions and Agreements
Opinions Counseling
Patent Strategy & Prosecution
PostGrant Review (PGR)
PTAB Overview
Tech Transactions
Trade Secret
Trade Secret Protection Advice, Counseling, Employee & Nondisclosure Agreements
U.S. Patent Prosecution

Orange County Bar Association, Intellectual Property & Technology Law Section

J. Reuben Clark Law Society

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