Gregory C. Smith, J.D. ’76, and Seth Nehrbass, J.D. ’90, are partners at Garvey, Smith, Nehrbass & North LLC, which was just ranked the No. 1 patent law firm in the entire U.S. by Juristat. Garvey, Smith, Nehrbass & North is a New Orleans-based firm whose law practice is limited to patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and related intellectual property matters. Since the practice launched in 1998, they have obtained more than 1,000 patents for clients. Representative clients include Tulane University and the University of New Orleans Research and Technology Foundation, along with many others.