Squire Patton Boggs is pleased to announce that Victoria Q. Smith has joined the firm as a partner in its Intellectual Property and Technology Practice.
Ms. Smith, who joins the firm from Perkins Coie LLP, brings nearly two decades of experience managing all phases of patent litigation. Her expertise stems from her computer science background and dozens of patent infringement cases in federal courts across the nation, the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeals Board, and the US International Trade Commission. Ms. Smith’s experience in intellectual property rights spans a variety of industries, including telecommunications, electronics, and software (including technology related to cellular devices, data encryption and compression, email, mapping and enterprise software, and graphics software and chips), and biotech and pharmaceuticals. She has represented high tech clients headquartered in the Silicon Valley and on both coasts.
“Victoria is a versatile practitioner who brings a wealth of experience across a number of areas to our global IP practice. And she exudes a collaborative spirit that is a perfect fit with our firm culture,” said David Elkins, Squire Patton Boggs’ global Intellectual Property & Technology practice group leader. “Her arrival will add greater depth and position our practice for further growth and continued success.”
“Squire Patton Boggs’ truly global approach to law is perfectly reflected in its IP practice. My colleagues represent an impressive portfolio of companies that provide a remarkable spectrum of goods and services,” said Ms. Smith. “I look forward to offering those clients my expertise and to building new relationships with colleagues to drive our practice forward. I am very excited to be part of the pack!”
In addition to her practice, Ms. Smith is a long-time board member of the Asian Law Alliance (ALA), a 43-year old nonproﬁt serving low-income residents of the Silicon Valley, and served as ALA’s board president in 2020 and 2021. She has extensive pro bono work that includes winning clemency and freedom for her client who was serving a life sentence even though he had no history of violence, obtaining U.S. citizenship for several soldiers enlisted in the U.S. Army and who would have been persecuted if sent back to their home countries, and winning back pay for a non-English-speaking electrician preyed upon by a bonded contractor.
Ms. Smith is a graduate of the University of Michigan’s Law School and the University of Tulsa where she earned a B.S. in Computer Science. She speaks Cantonese ﬂuently, and reads and writes Chinese.