PHOENIX, AZ — Messner Reeves LLP, an award-winning national business law firm, has announced that Rowan Smith, an intellectual property attorney, is joining the growing firm at its new office located at the Fordham on Missouri Avenue in Phoenix. Smith, recognized as a Client Service All-star by BTI Consulting Group, will be joining his former partners at Messner Reeves to build out the firm’s national presence, specifically in IP.
Smith is an experienced IP attorney who provides thoughtful and business-driven advice to clients of all sizes. He practices in an array of technology and intellectual property law areas, including patent and trademark prosecution, copyright registration, licensing, and technology-related transactions. His education and technical background are in electrical engineering and computer science and, before becoming a patent attorney, he worked for Honeywell Systems designing and developing technologies to assist in jet engine construction and testing. As a patent attorney, Smith has protected inventions in many technology areas, including electrical and mechanical systems, semiconductor assembly, test, and packaging, power amplifiers, computer processor design, and data security and transaction technologies.
Smith is a graduate of Arizona State University where he received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and his JD degree from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.
Prior to joining Messner Reeves LLP, Smith was a partner at Quarles and Brady, LLP where he managed a team of attorneys and paralegals to support the development of strategic IP portfolios for a number of multi-national companies.