Melissa Hunter Smith is a Member of the firm located in the Nashville office where she is a member of the Intellectual Property & Technology Service Group. Melissa's practice is primarily focused on patent litigation. Her practice also includes trademark and copyright litigation and prosecution matters.
Firm Recruiting Committee, Member
Nashville Office Recruiting Committee, Chair
Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Greater Nashville, Secretary of the Board of Directors
Young Leaders Council, Class 50
Melissa serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Greater Nashville. She is a graduate of the Young Leaders Council, Class 50.
Melissa enjoys hiking, traveling, and watching University of Tennessee football games.
Mid-South Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2013-18)
Amazon has recently implemented a relatively inexpensive procedure to address allegations of patent infringement relating to products sold on the world’s largest e-commerce site.
Patent infringement litigation is expensive, and the cost of that litigation can make or break a company. By the same token, even our nation’s largest and healthiest companies are spending millions of dollars on arguably meritless patent litigation brought by non-practicing entitites and, at the end of the case, they have nothing to show for it but a hefty legal bill.