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I have numerous lawyers as patients. Three of them (and another patient) referred me to Mr. West for copyright issues. Mr. West was very helpful, professional and assisted me in a semi-complicated copyright matter. A huge 5-STARS for this firm. I would trust him with my business. Great attorney who gave me great advice. Thank you Mr. West, Dr.P
I was pleasantly surprised to receive almost three hours of Mr. West's time at no cost to me.
After he looked over the evidence, he said we could go to court but he advised that there might be a better way to spend my money to solve the challenge I'm facing and he made sense.
When I offered to pay for his advice, he politely refused to take the money.
This was the second time I saw Stuart West on the same issue.
Met Stuart through Avvo. He responded one night within 20 minutes and I learned more about my pending Trademark litigation case in 5 minutes than I did after spending $11,000 and 8 months with my past counsel. Dead serious.
Literally THE most professional person I've yet met in my life. I have retained his services and am impressed with his staff and his omnipotent knowledge and I am thrilled and comfortable to be able to refer friends in the intellectual properties game to him and his competent staff.
He is licensed in numerous states plus the District of Columbia. Very fortunate to find this young knowledgeable and very honest young gentleman. He has become my one stop shopping spot for trademarks and patents.
I strongly recommend Stuart West. I already recommended him to two friends.
I asked him to clean up multiple messes my previous lawyer made on several patent applications. Stuart and his staff took on the case, figured out how to work with the patent office to correct the problems, and revived my patent applications.
He is very knowledgeable about many patent law details. He knows how to write strong claims and abstracts for applications so the reviewers at the patent office don't reject them - and so the claims can withstand challenges by other companies and inventors.
He and his office staff manage to stay on top of over 400 patent applications - which says a lot about his competence that he can manage so many cases at once. It also says a lot about how many clients respect his abilities.
Stuart West is helpful, engaging, and most importantly knowledgeable and informative. His presentation to my clients last night on Intellectual Property for new businesses was so well received that all my clients are already asking for more. His in-depth knowledge of the fine details of copyright, patent, and trademark law were finely complemented by anecdotal evidence of their application as well as his experience in dealing with these matters. I could not be more impressed and appreciative of Stuart for his expertise, energy, and preparation. Not only will I continue to go to him for consult, I will be referring him to my colleagues every chance I get.
Some years ago, I created websites for friends and acquaintances' small businesses. I hired a help from a graphic artist who was a stay-home mom then.
Everything was fine until recently when these business owners started receiving certified letters via overnight express from big time companies accusing them of copyright infringements and demanding exorbitant amount of money.
My graphic artist probably made an honest mistake.
I had no problem paying for copyright infringement, but the amount they were demanding was ridiculous, and these guys were hard-nosed and did not want to negotiate!
For a small image which would cost $5 on their websites, these companies were demanding thousands times more per image for infringement, or face the lawsuit.
Besides the tough economy, the looming lawsuit and the scare of hefty demand were making the situation really tough for me and the small business owners.
I have never been in legal trouble before, so not knowing where to turn, I googled for legal help, and found Bay Area Legal Aid, which referred me to Stuart West.
In retrospect, that was the day the reversal started.
When I met him in his office for the first time, Stuart's appearance was not the lawyer fitting the usual stereotype I see in movies - he was in T-shirts, I think. Causal, informal, and approachable.
Not too long into our talk, I began to sense he was genuinely interested in helping me.
He was not looking at his watch, was not trying to gracefully end the session for his next client, but was trying to help me understand the legal aspects of what is entailed, what legal defense strategies he is going to take, and possible resolution, cost, duration, etc.
What scheduled to be 1 hour session went beyond, during which he googled together many sites to show me and research and explain.
I forgot all about what should be an intimidating experience in lawyerâ€™s office with a patent lawyer whom I had never met before.
The session was a pleasure, informative, and reassuring.
Since Stuart took up the case, the companies scare tactic all went awry.
He keeps me updated on situations and progress, and forwards me email communications to keep me informed. His office's billing rate and details are reasonable and transparent.
Today, the case is still pending resolution. However, Stuart's expertise and professionalism already saved me from grief. I am confident that the case will be resolved in a fair, favorable way.
Thank you, Stuart West!
Stuart has provided significant services in areas of debt resolution to complicated residential Real Estate transactions, even though his specialities lay in Intellectual Property/Patents. His professionalism and dedication in seeing your cases through are quite impressive. First he was referred to me by a close friend and the moment I met him, I knew he was the right attorney to work with, by the way he listened and gave feedback. For once I've selected a highly intelligent individual that knew all his material. Who in their time has the ability to gain an engineering degree, a real estate license, law degree in the U.S and Europe, teach law and to continue advancing his fields by attending night school? He has impressed me through and through. Select this highly skilled attorney - he does not miss a beat. Good luck.