Arthur Mumford Smith

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Arthur Smith
Associate Judge of the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
In office
May 4, 1959 – November 20, 1968
Appointed by Dwight Eisenhower
Preceded by Eugene Worley
Succeeded by Donald Lane
Personal details
Born (1903-09-19)September 19, 1903
Scott, Indiana, U.S.
Died November 20, 1968(1968-11-20) (aged 65)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Alma mater University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Arthur Mumford Smith (September 19, 1903 – November 20, 1968) was a judge of the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals.

Smith received an A.B. from the University of Michigan in 1924, and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1926. He was in private practice in Chicago, Illinois, from 1926 to 1929, in Detroit, Michigan, from 1929 to 1946, and in Dearborn, Michigan, from 1946 to 1959. He was also a lecturer in patent law at the University of Michigan Law School from 1952 to 1959.

In 1957 he authored the frequently cited "Pitfalls in Patent Prosecution" subsequently published in the Journal of the Patent Office Society, volume 41, pgs 5-33 (1959).

Smith was nominated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to the U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals, and received his commission on April 30, 1959. He served until his death in 1968.

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Preceded by
Eugene Worley
Associate Judge of the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
1959–1968
Succeeded by
Donald Lane