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Mr. Stewart is a founding and managing member of Fishman Stewart. He has worked in a wide range of technical areas including information technology, e-commerce, telecommunications, and mechanical, aerospace, computer, and nuclear engineering. His practice includes domestic and foreign patent prosecution, e-commerce and information technology, patent opinions, intellectual property litigation (including domain name arbitration proceedings, Inter Partes Review and Post Grant Review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and both state and federal court actions), domestic and foreign trademark prosecution, trademark opinions, copyrights, trade secrets, rights of publicity, intellectual property evaluations/due diligence and drafting and negotiating technology and intellectual property agreements. His litigation experience includes both trials and oral arguments before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mr. Stewart is also admitted before the United States Supreme Court. In addition, he has substantial experience managing, administering and conducting worldwide projects involving updating ownership records of large intellectual property portfolios. His breadth of experience has enabled him to apply a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary approach to maximize the scope of intellectual property protection and beneficial usage.
Prior to practicing law, Mr. Stewart was an engineer for a major automotive OEM and a systems engineer for the Computer Aided Engineering Network for the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan.
Mr. Stewart is a frequent author and speaker on intellectual property protection and enforcement. He has spoken at the International Trademark Association (INTA), American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and Michigan Bar Association annual meetings, as an instructor for Lorman Education Services and for the Institute for Continuing Legal Education, and conducted webinars for AIPLA.
U.S. Court of Appeals
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Law School: University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1991Law School Honors/Involvement: Cum laude
University of Michigan, M.S. - Aerospace Engineering, 1988
Undergraduate School: University of Michigan
B.A. - English, with distinction, 1987
B.S.M.E., magna cum laude, 1987
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
Oakland County Bar Association
American Bar Association
Chair, Public Education Committee for the American Intellectual Property Law Association
Michigan Patent Law Association
International Trademark Association
Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
The Best Lawyers in America
Michigan Super Lawyers
Crain's Detroit Business "40 Under 40"
dbusiness Top Lawyers
Who's Who in the World
Who's Who in American Law
LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
Past Board Member, Birmingham Optimists
Past Dean of the Metropolitan Detroit Chapter of Delta Theta Phi
Trustee, The Episcopal Diocese of Michigan
Past Senior Warden, St James Episcopal Church
At Fishman Stewart, we believe that intellectual property should be managed in the same way companies manage their capital. As strategic advisors to CEOs and senior executives throughout the world, we help maximize the value of "intellectual capital." While all companies have strategies for maximizing and leveraging their use of capital, they may not have a plan for managing intellectual property. Patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets are key elements of a company's business strategy. Managed effectively, they can protect new product lines, increase market share and head off competition. The result is maximized opportunities, reduced risk and lower costs leading to a stronger bottom line.
Fishman Stewart is a leader in IP law and is consistently named to the annual list of the nation's "Best Law Firms" by Best Lawyers/U.S. News & World Report. With more than 30 attorneys, we have developed IP management strategies for U.S. and foreign-based companies in every part of the world. Since 1996, we have obtained tens of thousands of patents and trademarks and represented our clients in hundreds of cases in federal court. Our attorneys have been recognized by such organizations as Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, Who's Who in American Law, and Who's Who in America, IP Stars, Leading Lawyers, and the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.
Contact us to find out how your company’s intellectual property can become intellectual capital!