Mr. Smetka concentrates his practice in intellectual property with an emphasis on patent and trademark prosecution.

In the area of patent prosecution, his focus is primarily in the electromechanical arts. He has experience preparing utility and design applications patent applications, as well as responding to Office Actions and preparing patentability opinions. He also has experience prosecuting trademark applications and advising clients on trademark filing strategies. He has assisted clients prosecuting patents related to automotive, agricultural implement, home appliance, and medical instrument technologies, as well as prosecuting trademarks in the sports equipment and apparel industry.

Mr. Smetka has experience working with clients that range from solo inventors to large corporations. His past legal experience includes working at an intellectual property boutique firm, as well as in-house for a growing corporation, to develop strategies for protecting intellectual property rights.

Mr. Smetka received his J.D. and LL.M. (Intellectual Property) from the University of New Hampshire School of Law in 2013 and his B.S., cum laude, from Saginaw Valley State University in 2009. He is licensed to practice in the States of Iowa and North Carolina and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

**Not Licensed or Admitted to Practice Law in the State of Michigan

Marcus A. Smetka

450 West Fourth Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067-2557
Office: (248) 723-0485
Fax: (248) 645-1568