Managing Partner and Shareholder

Agustin M. Barbara is the managing partner and co-founder of Smith/Barbara. He is responsible for the firm’s strategy and growth, internally and externally, as well as various duties including hiring and firm accounting. Agustin is a registered patent attorney before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. His practice involves all aspects of securing and enforcing intellectual property rights, including the prosecution and protection of patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing, and related litigation. In addition, Agustin has extensive experience and is actively involved in handling a wide range of cryptocurrency exchange related transactions and lawsuits.

Agustin received his bachelor’s degree at Florida International University (FIU), where he specialized in Biomedical Engineering. Agustin graduated summa cum laude from the FIU Chapman Graduate School of Business with a Master of Business Administration, and earned his Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law. While attending law school, Agustin clerked for two prominent South Florida attorneys, where

he gained extensive experience in all aspects of civil and criminal defense litigation, in both state and federal

trial and appellate levels.


Prior to becoming an attorney, Agustin worked as a research associate in the Department of Human and Molecular Genetics at the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, where he focused on using various cell-based,

genetic, and transgenic technology to uncover the functions of various genes in normal development and

in numerous diseases. Agustin’s research in identifying the role played by relaxin family peptides and their

receptors in various physiological systems was published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including

Biology of Reproduction and Molecular Endocrinology.


Agustin was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and is fluent in Spanish, which helps him to easily communicate

with his clients to adequately and vigorously represent and litigate their matters. In his spare time, Agustin

enjoys travelling, hiking, golf, and spending time with his family and friends.

Bar Admissions


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida