Jack Smith specializes in preparing and prosecuting patent and
trademark applications in a broad range of technology, including
medical, industry, science, education, machines, procedures,
structures and systems. He also consults on new product ideas
and business development.
With over forty years experience as a master draftsman illustrator
Jack has worked on over three thousand products during his career.
His technical drawings and illustrations appear in thousands of
patents and many publications throughout the world. One such
publication, Leonardo's Lost Robots, was a winner of the 2006
PSP Award For Excellence presented by the Association of
American Publishers. He also consults on new product ideas and
As an advocate for inventors, Jack is on the board of directors for GRIT (Grass Roots Innovative Technology Association) a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation dedicated to education and innovation. He also served for over 10 years as Vice President and President of the Inventors' Network IN and United Inventors Association UIA, both are 501(c)3 non-profit corporations dedicated to education and innovation.
Jack has spoken and lectured frequently on the creative process and practical application of innovation principles. He has been an honorary speaker at Minnesota School of Business, Dunwoody Technical Institute, United States Patent and Trademark Office USPTO Patent Depository Library Program, to name a few. He has served as judge for the Industrial Designers Society of America IDSA at the University of Wisconsin, Stout. Jack also interacts as an expert resource with the William Mitchell College of Law Intellectual Property Institute and Student Legal Clinic in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Before becoming an Intellectual Property Specialist, Jack's work was in project management and manufacturing to specification, where he solved production and design problems, managed cost estimating, purchasing, drafting, established standard procedures and quality assurance guidelines.
Jack received his certificate from California State University (CSU) The Center For Legal Studies and prior education at Metropolitan State University in Minnesota.
Antonio Papageorgiou specializes in preparing and prosecuting
patent and trademark applications, and rendering non-infringement
and freedom to operate opinions in a broad range of technology,
including software, business methods, and electrical/mechanical
devices and systems.
Antonio is a partner at Meister Seelig & Fein LLP. Before joining
Meister Seelig & Fein LLP, Antonio was in-house patent counsel for
Cantor Fitzgerald L.P. where he evaluated Cantor's portfolio of
issued patents and patent applications for potential licensing value,
technical merit, and patentability/validity. He also established a
cost effective patent strategy that resulted in a substantial increase
in the number of patent applications filed and more importantly in
the number of patents granted.
At Cantor Antonio prepared and prosecuted applications directed at some of the firm's "key" technologies, which included appealing a number of patent applications to the Board of Appeals of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He also prepared and negotiated various types of agreements, including software and IP licenses, he performed due diligence on various corporate and IP acquisitions, and he advised executives on patent litigation issues, including issues in a case appealed to the Federal Circuit (eSpeed, Inc. v.Brokertec USA, L.L.C., 480 F.3d 1129 (Fed. Cir. 2007)).
Prior to his in-house experience, Antonio was an associate at the prominent New York law firms Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP and Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner, LLP, where he prepared validity, infringement, and right to use opinions, motions for patent interferences, and briefs for patent litigation, and where he prosecuted patents in the software, business method, electrical, and mechanical arts.
Before becoming an attorney, Antonio was an engineer for the Federal Aviation Administration where he designed and supervised installation of systems and facilities that supported air traffic control, including UHF, VHF, and microwave communication systems, instrument and visual landing systems, RADAR systems, middle and outer markers, approach lighting, and facility power and mechanical systems.
Antonio received his JD degree from St. John’s University School of Law. In addition to other distinctions, Antonio graduated cum laude, in the top 10% of his class and served on the St. John’s Law Review. Antonio received his engineering degree from the City College of New York.
Antonio is licensed to practice in New York and before the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Intellectual Property Specialist