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Attorneys Philip McKay and Stephen C. Smith Named New Partners

By Hawley Troxell,

Boise, ID – May 01, 2015. Hawley Troxell is pleased to announce attorneys Philip McKay and Stephen C. Smith have been elected to the firm’s partnership, effective April 1, 2015. McKay is chair of the firm’s patent and intellectual property and internet groups. Smith is a member of the firm’s litigation group

Prior to joining Hawley Troxell, McKay was a founding member of McKay & Hodgson, LLP, a patent firm in Monterey, California (2000 to 2013) and was senior patent counsel for a Fortune 100 Corporation. He has developed and maintained some of the largest patent portfolios and patent programs in Silicon Valley, and has personally prepared and prosecuted hundreds of domestic and foreign patent applications. With over 20 years of experience, he helps clients achieve strategic business objectives, authors non-infringement and validity opinions, and provides strategic technology licensing and portfolio management counseling to numerous companies throughout the technology sector. In addition, as corporate counsel, McKay helped establish the patent program, policies, and procedures used by a Fortune 100 Corporation to create one of the largest patent portfolios in the Silicon Valley. McKay is licensed to practice law in California, The District of Columbia, and before the USPTO

Stephen C. SmithSmith is an experienced trial lawyer and third-generation native of Boise. He has substantial trial experience, including cases involving natural resources disasters, wildland fire litigation, and other resource issues. His trial experience in the courts of Idaho, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, the territories of American Samoa and Guam, and the Federated States of Micronesia include complex casualty, construction, aviation, maritime, professional and medical malpractice, products liability, and general commercial cases. He is an expert on Pacific islands and U.S. territorial law. In addition to commercial interests, Smith has represented ship owners, airline pilots, airlines, lawyers, doctors, and other professionals in a wide variety of cases. He also represents athletes before the Idaho High School Activities Association. Prior to joining Hawley Troxell, he was a trial specialist with the Oceania’s largest law firm, Carlsmith Ball LLP in Honolulu and practiced with and was chairman of the Transportation Litigation Group of a large Seattle law firm.

“Phil and Steve are a great addition to our partnership. Their expertise and vast wealth of knowledge are an invaluable asset to the firm and to our clients,” said managing partner Nick Miller.

About Hawley Troxell:

Hawley Troxell is Idaho’s largest, full-service business law firm. With locations in Coeur d’Alene, Pocatello, and Reno, Hawley Troxell’s headquarters are located at 877 W. Main Street in Boise, Idaho. For additional information about the firm, visit www.hawleytroxell.comphilphil