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Raymond Smith, Ph.D.

Raymond D. Smith is a scientist in our Orange County office.

Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Smith held scientist positions at two biotechnology companies.  At Digital Gene Technologies Inc., he used the PCR-based TOGA method to compare mRNA expression profiles in tissue samples to identify gene targets for drug discovery.  At Senomyx Inc., he used patch clamp electrophysiology to characterize the action of synthetic agonists on ion channels believed to be involved in human taste perception.

Dr. Smith received his Ph.D. in molecular neuroscience and subsequently worked as a postdoctoral scientist at the University of California, San Diego in the biology department.

Dr. Smith joined the firm in 2004.

University of California – Irvine, Ph.D., Biology
University of California – Davis, B.S., Biochemistry
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Aesthetic & Cosmetic Biotechnology


Antibodies & Immunology


Biological Manufacturing of Chemicals


CBD & Legal Cannabis

Diagnostic Tools


Industrial Enzymes


Personalized Medicine

Research Tools & Reagents

Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine

Synthetic Biology & Nanotechnology


Tissue Engineering

Transgenic Animals

Transgenic Plants


Chemical, Industrial & Materials


Analytical Chemistry


Cosmetics & Personal Care Products

Food Chemistry

Fuel Cells & Batteries

Organic Chemistry

Pharmaceutical Chemistry


Consumer Products & Services

Food & Beverage

Medical Devices & Procedures

Aesthetics & Implants

Cardiac Assist Device (E.g., LVAD & Heart Pumps)


Ischemic Stroke




Antibodies & Immunology

Biological Manufacturing of Chemicals



Research Tools & Reagents

Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine



Patent Strategy & Prosecution
U.S. Patent Prosecution

National Institutes of Health Predoctoral Training Grant

“Regulation and Expression of Biological Processes”, 1989-1992

American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship

“Ca2+ transients: Induction of genes in embryonic neurons”, 1998-2000

Named amongst Top 100 for Most Active Attorneys in Biotech in Patexia’s Patent Intelligence 2023 Report

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