Ulmer Grows IP Team with Addition of Columbus Associate

April 26, 2021 – Ulmer & Berne LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Jocelyn C. Smith to the firm’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group. Smith joins Ulmer’s Columbus office where she will advise clients on protection and enforcement of trademark, copyright, and other intellectual property rights.

“We’re thrilled to have Jocelyn join us in Columbus as we continue to grow our practice across the state and all of our offices,” said Eric M. Robbins, Group Leader of Ulmer’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group. “We have a deep bench of skilled IP attorneys who are committed to helping our clients move their businesses forward. Jocelyn’s addition to our team is another step ahead as we continue to invest in talent that adds value for our clients.”

In her practice, Smith will handle trademark clearance, prosecution, portfolio maintenance, and enforcement for brand owners in multiple industries. She will also assist with intellectual property litigation including the resolution of trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition, and other complex IP disputes. Smith earned her undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University and her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Ulmer’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group, comprised of dedicated attorneys with strong scientific and technological backgrounds, provides a comprehensive range of IP services to clients across the country and around the world. From complex licensing and technology transactions to patent, trademark, and copyright prosecution and enforcement, the firm advises on IP development and protection strategies related to a broad range of products and technologies, including consumer goods, chemical products, electronic displays and instrumentation, wire and cable products, eyewear, and industrial equipment.

Ulmer is dedicated to growing its robust IP practice with talented attorneys who can identify and execute IP strategies that will achieve clients’ complex commercial objectives. With the addition of Smith, Ulmer has added seven IP attorneys to its team in the last year, including Courtney J. Miller in Columbus, Brian E. Turung and Rita Kline in Cleveland, and Paul J. Linden, Douglas A. Gastright, and Ava Abner in Cincinnati.