Dorothie Laguerre Smith is a managing partner at IPS Legal Group, Orlando Patent Attorneys, P.A.  She is registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a Registered Patent Attorney. Dorothie worked at the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a Patent Examiner, where she determined eligibility for patent applications in several areas. Dorothie examined applications for broadcast engineering, artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotic surgical devices, video conferencing, packet switching, real-time multimedia communications, multiplexing, and generally software patents.

Along with that, Dorothie has experience as an Electrical Engineer, as she worked at Siemens Gamesa as part of a team that created, designed, and manufactured wind turbines. Dorothie has also held the position of Adjunct Professor of Law at Mercer University School of Law, where she trained the next generation of attorneys.