Rebecca A. Smirk



  • J.D., Seton Hall University Law School
    B.A., Swarthmore College; Chemistry and Economics
  • Admitted to the NJ, NY, and PA bars
  • Registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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Rebecca’s practice includes counseling, opinions, due diligence, and patent preparation and prosecution in the fields of chemistry, pharmaceuticals, semiconductor devices and manufacturing, light emitting diodes, and medical devices.

Rebecca was Director and Executive Patent Counsel for a large international pharmaceutical company, where she managed multiple patent portfolios for branded(specialty) medicines, served on several specialty project teams, prepared and prosecuted patent applications, performed patentability analyses, freedom-to-operate evaluations, non-infringement and validity opinions, and IP due diligence and counseling.

Before pursuing a career in intellectual property law, Rebecca spent ten years as a research scientist at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, where she worked on developing new medicines. While attending law school, Rebecca worked as a medicinal chemist. She is a named inventor on several patents and has several publications.

During law school, Rebecca completed an Intellectual Property concentration and was a member of the Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Board.

Rebecca lives in Yardley, PA with her husband and daughter. In her community, she volunteers for the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania as the Sandy Run Service Unit Manager, overseeing more than 40 Girl Scout troops in her community, as well as volunteering as a Girl Scout troop leader.  Rebecca enjoys camping, hiking, and cooking.