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Smart & Biggar adds patent law associate in Montreal

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 @ 3:28 PM | By John Chunn


Smart & Biggar announced that Natalie Galley has joined the firm as an associate and will work with the firm’s patent practice group in Montreal.

According to Smart & Biggar’s press release, Galley works with individual inventors and international corporations in the technology sector. Her practice involves drafting patent applications for medical devices, robotics, control systems, clean technologies, printing and software; performing due diligence studies by examining and analyzing the strength of patent portfolios of target companies; and conducting freedom to operate studies by investigating the patent landscape for a proposed product and provide opinions regarding risk in bringing the proposed product to market.

Galley received her law degree from Harvard Law School, after completing a PhD at Cornell University Sibley School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and earning a master of applied science degree at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies.

Prior to joining Smart & Biggar, she practised in intellectual property law at a law firm in Boston where she prosecuted patents, performed technical and legal analysis of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) actions, planned prosecution strategies and prepared responses to USPTO communications.

Galley is a U.S. patent attorney licensed to practise before the USPTO. She is fluent in both French and English.