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About Stuart West

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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