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Stuart James West

Practice areas:

Patent Application, Intellectual Property, Trademark Application, Trademark Infringement, Patent Infringement

About Me

Mr. West formed West & Associates in February 2004. Mr. West and is the managing patent attorney at West & Associates. Mr. West is responsible for coordinating prosecution, transactional and litigation matters. In addition to counseling clients in matters related to the litigation and licensing of intellectual property rights, Mr. West's practice also includes counseling clients in obtaining, protecting and enforcing rights associated with patents, trademarks, service marks, trade names, trade secrets and copyrights.

Mr. West has extensive experience in obtaining, protecting and enforcing rights associated with patents, trademarks, service marks, trade names, trade secrets and copyrights. The technical fields of Mr. West's practice include flash memories, programmable logic devices, architecture and fabrication of semiconductor devices, disk and tape drive mechanics and electronics, holographic optical elements, optical networking, optical data storage and transmission, voice and data telecommunications and other technologies related to mechanical, electrical, civil and/or structural engineering.

ADMISSIONS/LICENSES
• Registered To Practice Before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
• Licensed Attorney, California
• Licensed Attorney, Washington D.C.
• Licensed Solicitor, England & Wales
• Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
• Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
• United States District Court of California, Northern District
• United States District Court of California, Central District
• Registered Professional Engineer - California
• Licensed General and Engineering Contractor - California
• Licensed Real Estate Broker - California

EDUCATION
• University of California, Berkeley - M.S. Engineering (1995)
• University of California, Berkeley - B.S. Engineering (1993)
• San Jose State University - M.S. Electrical Engineering (Anticipated 2011)
• University of North Dakota - B.S. Electrical Engineering (Anticipated 2010)
• Golden Gate University School of Law - J.D. (1998)

PROFESSIONAL ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES
• California State University, East Bay
      • Adjunct Professor of Patent and Intellectual Property Law

PUBLICATIONS
A Patent Attorney Shares IP Insights

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
• Patent Basics, Contra Costa Public Libraries
• IP Basics, Contra Costa Public Libraries
• Ethical Considerations in Licensing Negotiations, Licensing Executives Society - San Francisco

HONORS & AWARDS
• Chi Epsilon - Engineering Honors Society
• Golden Gate University School of Law--Merit Scholar
• Licensing Executives' Society - Best Chapter

MEMBERSHIPS
• Contra Costa County Bar Association - President Intellectual Property Law Association
• Licensing Executives' Society - Founding member, San Francisco Chapter
• San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association
• Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association
• Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
• American Bar Association

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Contra Costa Innovation Center - Founding member
      • Dedicated to helping small inventors and businesses grow.

REPRESENTATIVE PATENTS/MATTERS
• Clickless Tool, U.S. Pat. No. 7,574,628
• Children's Car Seat Cover and Protective Pouch, U.S. Pat. No. 7,568,762
• Vector Processor, U.S. Pat. No. 7,543,119
• Guitar Sheet Holder, U.S. Pat. No. 7,531,732
• Beverage Barricade, U.S. Pat. No. 7,516,866
• Method of Personalizing and Identifying Communications, U.S. Pat. No. 7,158,929
• National Football League v. Athletes For Life, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board - Settled
• Amoroso v. Buck Family Enterprises, Inc., Trademark Trial and Appeal Board - Judgment Entered

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Languages Spoken: German, French, Arabic

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Patent Application: 50%
    16 years
  2. Intellectual Property: 20%
    16 years
  3. Trademark Application: 15%
    15 years
  4. Trademark Infringement: 10%
    15 years
  5. Patent Infringement: 5%
    12 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($85-350/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

13 total 

  • Michelle May O'Neil

    Stuart is a great lawyer to know if you have patent or trademark infringement problems in Walnut CA. He's the go-to guy!

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    Michelle O'Neil Divorce & Separation Attorney
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  • Steven Roger Rensch

    I've spent time with Stuart and watched him interact with other attorneys. I have been impressed with his intelligence, creativity and humor. He also struck me as a leader. I am not a patent lawyer but would have no hesitation about referring my patent work to him.

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    Steven Rensch Contracts & Agreements Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

West & Associates, A PC

2815 Mitchell Drive, Suite 209
Walnut Creek, CA, 94598

West & Associates, A PC

2815 Mitchell Drive, Suite 209
Walnut Creek, CA, 94598

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 200307/18/2014
CAActive199902/26/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Trademark FirmsIntellectual Property Today2015
Top Patent FirmsIntellectual Property Today2015
Top Trademark FirmsIntellectual Property Today2014
Top Attorneys in CaliforniaAmerican Lawyer Media2013
Top Patent FirmsIntellectual Property Today2013
Top Trademark FirmsIntellectual Property Today2013
Top Trademark FirmsIntellectual Property Today2011
Magna Cum Laude GraduateUniversity of North Dakota2010
Top Trademark FirmsIntellectual Property Today2009
Top Trademark FirmsIntellectual Property Today2008
LES Outstanding Chapter LeadershipLicensing Executives Society2001
Certificate of Distinction in Litigation with Highest HonorsGolden Gate University School of Law1998
Merit Scholar ScholarshipGolden Gate University School of Law1995
Engineering Honors SocietyChi Epsilon1993
Academic HonorsChi Epsilon1993

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorCalifornia State University, East Bay2007 - Present
Managing PartnerWest & Associates, A PC2005 - Present
Senior AssociateBingham McCutchen LLP2004 - 2005
AssociateFliesler Meyer, LLP2001 - 2004

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Contra Costa County Bar Association, Intellectual Property SectionPresident2007 - Present
Law Society of England and WalesOfficer2004 - Present
Licensing Executives SocietyFounding Chairman--San Francisco Chapter2000 - Present
MENSAMember1987 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Mom Inventors, Inc. v. Evriholder, Inc.Settled-Defendant Disgorged All Profit
Sterngold v. RobertsSettlement involving Disgorgment of All Profits
B.R. Deal Group LLC v. Alphabet Photography, Inc.Settled

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Law Review CLETrademark & Copyright Law2011
United States Patent and Trademark OfficeMethod of personalizing and identifying communications2007

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North DakotaElectrical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science2010
Golden Gate Univ SOLLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of California - BerkeleyStructural EngineeringMS - Master of Science1995
University of California - BerkeleyCivil EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1993

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Self-Evaluation of Your Product and Business PlanProduct Development2015
Preparing Your Own Provisional Patent ApplicationPatent Law2015
Trademark Boot CampTrademark Law2014
Contra Costa County Bar AssociationSCOTUS IP Law Updates2014
CCCBA IP Section MeetingIP Year in Review2014
Trademark FundamentalsTrademark Law2013
U.S. Trademark Registration: The Attorney's Role from Clearance to RenewalsU.S. Trademark Registration: The Attorney's Role from Clearance to Renewals2012
National Business Institute's WebcastThe Paralegals' Guide to Intellectual Property2012
Copyright Law and Fair UseCopyright Law and Fair Use2012
Copyright 101Copyright 1012012
Women's Initiative New Business FundamentalsEssential Intellectual Property Considerations for New Businesses2011
Trademark FundamentalsTrademark Litigation Fundamentals2011
The Impact of Patent Law Changes on Small BusinessThe Impact of Patent Law Changes in Small Business2011
Copyright & Trademark LawCopyright and Trademark Law2011
Contra Costa County Bar Association, Intellectual Property SectionCopyright Extortion-How to Avoid It2011
MCLE SpectacularThe Dos and Don'ts of C & Ds in Intellectual Property2010
The Big Idea with Donny DeutschPatent Protection2008
Contra Costa County Public Libraries Intellectual Property MonthPatent Law and Licensing2008
Contra Costa Libraries Intellectual Property MonthPatent, Trademark & Copyright Protection2007
Contra Costa County Bar Association MCLE SpectacularIntellectual Property2007