Smolinski Rosario Law, P.C.
350 N. Orleans St., Suite 9000N
Chicago, IL 60654

Representative Technologies

  • Communications Hardware and Software
  • Medical Devices
  • Fintech Solutions
  • Optical, Imaging, and Printing Technology
  • Toys and Games
  • Industrial Sensors
  • Retail Systems
  • Tools and Mechanical Devices
  • Handheld Personal and Industrial Electronics

Mr. Smolinski is an experienced general counsel having a focus on intellectual property, transactional, and M&A law and a strong interest in emerging technologies. Mr. Smolinski’s skills include evaluating and negotiating license agreements and cloud services contracts, coordinating IP due diligence for investors and purchasers, and working with founders and executives to optimize their companies’ legal strategies.

Mr. Smolinski is a registered patent attorney with a background in physics, and he speaks regularly on legal matters of importance to founders, executives, and investors.


University of Illinois College of Law, JD, magna cum laude
Illinois State University, BS in Physics, summa cum laude

Selected publications and speaking engagements

Editor, Recent Developments in Copyright Law, Landslide (The ABA’s Intellectual Property Periodical): 2000 to present
“Blockchain and the Law,” FinTech Exchange, April 2018
“Copyright for Artists,” Illinois Institutes of Art, 2015, 2016

Mr. Smolinski coordinates and speaks monthly at BUZZ, a blockchain discussion group in Chicago.

Media Appearances

Recent Posts

Patents: Why?

August 10th, 2020|

Whenever someone tells me they want to file a patent application, I ask why. I have a couple reasons for this question. In part, I’m just curious. But more importantly, I want to know potential [...]

Do You Really Own What You’re Building?

February 12th, 2020|

In the world of real property, important questions like ownership of the land you’re building on are usually settled via long-standing institutions such as recorder of deeds offices and title insurance companies. The reason for [...]