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Our Approach

We listen.

Then we describe a number of different alternatives, and provide our recommendation of the alternatives based on your situation.

And when you have made a decision, we act on your decision.


Our Mission

Increase the value of your company through patents and trademarks. 


About Ramirez and Smith

Ramirez and Smith was founded in 2002 by former utility Examiners from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.


Clients of our attorneys have included Xerox Palo-Alto Research Center (PARC), NASA, General Electric Healthcare Systems (GEHC), Microsoft, Intel Corp., Seagate, Wi-LAN, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Silicon Graphics Inc., Digital Cyclone (acquired by Garmin), Times Three Wireless, Wavemax, Skyfire (wireless technologies), MCI, Pointcast, Forgetech Inc. and TerraCraft Motors.

Our attorneys have degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, M.B.A. and field experience in electrical engineering and software development.

One of our attorneys was the first technical team leader of one of the first four online banking systems in the world.

One of our attorneys was co-counsel on two U.S. Supreme Court cases, and lead counsel at the C.A.F.C., the U.S. Court of International Trade (in Manhattan).

One of our attorneys is co-counsel in federal multi-district litigation (MDL) for mass torts cases.   


Services include patent searching, U.S. patent drafting and prosecution, patent examiner interviews, PCT patent applications, Inter-Partes review, patent licenses, patent litigation support (Markman claim charts), patent appeal, patent pre-appeal, patent clearances, patent validity opinions, acquisition agreements, joint venture agreements, trademark searches, trademark filing and prosecution, supervision of foreign patent filing and prosecution, presentations on patent portfolio, non-disclosure agreements, non-circumvention and non-compete agreements, leases and general business agreements.

Supervise foreign patent applications in over 50 foreign jurisdictions including Europe, China, Canada, Mexico, Japan, India, South Korea, Malaysia, Australia, Israel, Taiwan, South Africa, Brazil, Turkey, Pakistan, Vietnam, Russia, Columbia, Costa Rica, Panama, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Iran, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, the Gulf Coast Cooperation Patent Office (GCCPO) and the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO).


Ramirez and Smith

By the Numbers

Issued Patents

Issued Claims

Years Of Experience


  • Software
    • artificial intelligence
    • database managers
    • graphic image processing
    • authentication and access
    • medical vital signs
    • crypto-currency
    • document processing
    • cyber security
    • data compression
    • software development tools (compliers/debuggers)
    • device drivers
    • speech recognition and voice-print
  • Printers
  • Telecommunications and communications protocols
  • Embedded controllers
  • Video processing
  • Manufacturing and testing
  • Semiconductors
  • Medical devices (mechanical and electrical)
  • Medical imaging (MRI and CAT scan)
  • Telemedicine
  • Building construction materials and structures
  • Robotics motion control
  • Spectroscopy
  • Cameras and photosensors
  • Rocket engines
  • Spacecraft communication and navigation and roadway navigation
  • Ecommerce
  • Anti-matter containment

Success Stories

“That’s one of the best patent applications I have ever seen”

“Your law firm provided the highest quality patent prosecution services of all of outside counsel, with the fastest turnaround time.”

“Thanks for your hard work with this application and all the others.”


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8076 – 114th Ave #400, Largo, FL 33773


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Sat-Sun: at request