Kevin L. Smith

Kevin Smith is a registered patent attorney and Senior Counsel with the firm.  Mr. Smith joined Darrow Mustafa P.C. in 2016.


Practice Summary

Mr. Smith has over twenty years of experience in all aspects of intellectual property law, including the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and international patent applications, trademarks, and copyrights, litigation, opinion work, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, and licensing.  Mr. Smith provides strategic guidance in the areas of patent portfolio development and licensing strategies.


Professional Experience

Mr. Smith has drafted and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications in a wide variety of technologies, emphasizing the electrical, electro-mechanical, mechanical, and software arts.  He counsels clients by preparing patentability, infringement, validity, and clearance opinions.  Mr. Smith represents clients of various sizes from Fortune 500 corporations to start-up corporations to independent inventors.

In his practice, Mr. Smith has experience in a wide-range of technologies, including the electrical arts. Examples of such technologies include autonomous vehicles, automated driving assistance systems, energy harvesting, power management, power supply, integrated circuits, video and imaging technologies, and cloud computing and applications.

Mr. Smith has worked as an intellectual property attorney in both law firms and an as in-house counsel at a major corporation.  He has worked at such law firms as Winstead Sechrest & Minick and Crutsinger & Booth.  He worked as an in-house intellectual property attorney at Nortel Networks, where he prosecuted patent applications and assisted in mergers and acquisitions, licensing, and intellectual property litigation.



  • Juris Doctorate, 1994, Baylor University School of Law
    • Baylor Law Review, Managing Editor

  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1988, Texas A&M University

    • Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society


Admitted to Practice

  • State of Texas
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


Kevin L. Smith

248-864-5959 (ext. 981) P
248-864-5960 F