Firm Overview

Our clients choose Smith Tempel because we provide sound business and legal advice that is cost effective and results oriented.

Our history

The founding principals of Smith Tempel established the firm in 2003, operating as LAVA Group Law by Smith and Frohwein and later as Smith Frohwein Tempel Greenlee Blaha LLC. In 2009, the firm expanded again, adding depth in IP litigation, and reformed as Sentry Law Group.  As of 2011, the firm operates as Smith Tempel and has offices located in Atlanta and Athens, Ga.

Our clients

We work with national, international and multinational corporations as well as small and medium–sized businesses throughout the United States. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and technology start-ups.

Our services

We provide patent prosecution, intellectual property litigation, and IP transactional services. We help our clients procure their intellectual property rights, secure them from potential infringement and develop them as business assets. We also negotiate and prepare complex technology transaction agreements. Read more>>>

Our industry experience

Applying our backgrounds in the applied sciences and multiple engineering disciplines, we work with clients operating in these representative industries:

  • Electronics
  • Telecommunications
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Manufacturing
  • Consumer products
  • Medical devices
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Optics
  • Polymers
  • Chemicals
  • Wireless Systems
  • Semiconductor Devices and Processes

Our professionals

Our attorneys have both industry and legal experience, which enables Smith Tempel to apply legal, technical, economic and business disciplines to generate practical solutions. Though our technology expertise is widely varied, our professionals concentrate their practices in electrical and mechanical engineering, electronics, telecommunications, software, optics and internet technologies. Learn more>>>

Our fees

Our practice is lean, consisting of experienced attorneys who take an active, hands-on approach to your matter at lower rates than you will find at larger boutiques and general practice firms. Combined with the efficiency we’ve developed as senior practitioners, this structure allows us to maximize the return on your legal budget. We regularly make alternative fee arrangements and offer hourly rates, contingency representation and other hybrid arrangements.

Our strategic partnerships

As an additional resource to our clients, we partner with other companies and firms offering complementary services, such as:

  • IP monetization
  • IP insurance
  • Asset valuation
  • Engineering and product development
  • Other specialized legal services

These existing relationships allow us to leverage your investments of time and money to secure and protect your IP assets.

Our international network

We maintain relationships with a network of experienced patent practitioners around the globe who help us represent our clients before the European Patent Office (EPO), the Japanese Patent Office (JPO) and many other international regulatory bodies. We have extensive experience securing IP rights, for example, in the United Kingdom, Taiwan, China, Japan, Korea, Canada and other European, Asian and Latin American countries.

Call us at 770-709-0080 or contact us online.

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