Michael Stewart is a founding member of the firm. 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. Michael is also admitted before the United States Supreme Court. In addition, Michael has substantial experience managing, administering and conducting worldwide projects involving updating ownership records of large intellectual property portfolios. Michael’s 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, Michael 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.
Michael 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 a speaker on behalf of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the National Science Foundation, and third party organizations such as ARVO. He has also lectured to engineering, business and law students at schools such as the University of Michigan and Notre Dame University. He has further served as an instructor for Lorman Education Services and for the Institute for Continuing Legal Education, and conducted webinars for such organizations as the AIPLA. Michael has been recognized by the State Bar of Michigan’s “A Lawyer Helps” program for giving back to the community.
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1991||04/21/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|World’s Leading Patent Professionals||IAM Patent 1000||N/A|
|Best Lawyers||Best Lawyers||N/A|
|Michigan Super Lawyers, 10 Years Award, Michigan Top 100||SuperLawyers||N/A|
|AV Preeminent Lawyers®||Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register||N/A|
|IP Stars||IP Stars||N/A|
|Leading Lawyers in America||Leading Lawyers||N/A|
|Founding Partner||Fishman Stewart PLLC||1996 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Oakland County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Intellectual Property Law Association||Chair of Public Education Committee||N/A|
|Michigan Patent Law Association||Member||N/A|
|International Trademark Association||Member||N/A|
|Tau Beta Pi||Member||N/A|
|Tech Century magazine - Spring 2018 issue||“IF YOU SNOOZE, YOU LOSE: A GUIDE TO PROTECTING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY”||2018|
|University of Michigan Law School||J.D., cum laude||1991|
|University of Michigan||M.S. in Aerospace Engineering||1988|
|University of Michigan||B.A. in English, with distinction||1987|
|University of Michigan||B.S.M.E., magna cum laude||1987|
|2021 Virtual Mid-Winter Institute||The Art of Written Communication||2021|
|LES MICHIGAN CHAPTER||“WAR STORIES IN DEALMAKING, INNOVATION AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY”||2018|
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