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Stuart James West

Patent application Attorney at Walnut Creek, CA

5.0   10 reviews

Licensed for 23 years

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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.

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Licensed for 23 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2020
Updated 11/17/2022
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2003
Updated 06/08/2022
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1999
Updated 12/06/2022

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West & Associates, A PC
3050 Citrus Circle, Suite 207
Walnut Creek, CA, 94598
West & Associates, A PC
800 W. El Camino Real, Suite 180
Mountain View, CA, 94040
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Posted by Rebecca | April 23, 2010
Impeccable Attorney
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.
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Posted by Yunki | July 15, 2011
Excellent patent lawyer I highly recommend for copyright infringement lawsuit
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 lawyer’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!
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Posted by Alex | March 22, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
very professional attitude
Mr West and his team was polite, correct and precision in their work. I'm very satisfied of this consultation and in the future I will hire this attorney if it's necessary...
Posted by Steve | August 11, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent trademark advice and guidance. Saved me from making major costly errors.
I have a line of products that I was seeking trademark protection for. I spent a week or so debating whether or not to use one of the many online inexpensive trademark filing services or to contact an actual attorney to help me. After reading some of the horror stories associated with the online/do it yourself services, I decided to give Stuart a call. I'm so glad I did. In my case, there were some nuanced issues that most probably would have caused a number of problems with my application. Over the course of several emails, Stuart helped me understand exactly what I needed in order to give my application the best shot at gliding through the process. This type of guidance will not be found in the automated online websites, and unless you are involved in this specific area of law, you almost certainly will not know all of the various technicalities involved. I found Stuart's fees to be more than reasonable from the outset, and certainly in retrospect considering the headaches and additional costs he likely saved me from. I don't know if our application will hit any snags or not, but I feel confident that we've submitted the best possible document for our situation and if anything arises, I know Stuart will be able to handle it. Definitely recommend this attorney for anything trademark/IP related.
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Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great advice from a really nice guy!
I contacted Stuart after receiving a C&D regarding a competitor's trademark. Stuart was very generous with his time and gave me great advice that worked out perfectly. I will definitely call Stuart in the future if I need legal advice regarding trademarks or copyrights.
Posted by Earle | May 9, 2013
Thank you for the copyright help !!!!
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
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Posted by Lloyd | April 20, 2013
Great Advice
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.
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Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2012
Patent and Trademark Icon. HONEST, PROMPT, KNOWLEDGEABLE---INCREDIBLE GENUINE PROFESSIONAL
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.
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Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2011
Cleaned up patent application mess made by other lawyer.
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.
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Posted by Ian Philabaum | August 17, 2011
Ian, Regional Program Coordinator, Concord, CA
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.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • California State University, East Bay
  • 2007 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • West & Associates, A PC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Bingham McCutchen LLP
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Fliesler Meyer, LLP
  • 2001 - 2004
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Education

  • University of North Dakota
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2010
  • Golden Gate Univ SOL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 1995
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1993
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Legal Cases

  • Regal Art & Gift, Inc. v. Opportunities, Inc.
  • Confidential Settlement
  • Sahara Afghani Gourmet Foods, Inc. v. Nazie Sidiq et al.
  • Confidential Settlement
  • Ferguson v. Stuckle
  • Confidential Settlement
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Associations

  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Solicitor
  • 2004 - Present
  • Licensing Executives Society
  • Founding Chairman--San Francisco Chapter
  • 2000 - Present
  • MENSA
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
  • President
  • 2007 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • German
  • French
  • English

Awards

  • 5 Consecutive Year Super Lawyer
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top Attorney
  • San Francisco Magazine
  • 2020
  • Top Attorney
  • San Francisco Magazine
  • 2019
  • America's Most Honored Professionals
  • The American Registry
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top Attorney
  • San Francisco Magazine
  • 2018
  • America's Most Honored Professionals
  • The American Registry
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR (CA)
  • ACQ5
  • 2017
  • Best IP Law Firm 2017 - Central California
  • North America News
  • 2017
  • Northern California Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year (CA)
  • ACQ5
  • 2016
  • Small Full-Service Law Firm of the Year (CA)
  • ACQ5
  • 2016
  • Ones to Watch in IP
  • Acquisition International
  • 2016
  • Top Trademark Firms
  • Intellectual Property Today
  • 2015
  • Top Patent Firms
  • Intellectual Property Today
  • 2015
  • Top Trademark Firms
  • Intellectual Property Today
  • 2014
  • Top Attorneys in California
  • American Lawyer Media
  • 2013
  • Top Patent Firms
  • Intellectual Property Today
  • 2013
  • Top Trademark Firms
  • Intellectual Property Today
  • 2013
  • Top Trademark Firms
  • Intellectual Property Today
  • 2011
  • Magna Cum Laude Graduate
  • University of North Dakota
  • 2010
  • Top Trademark Firms
  • Intellectual Property Today
  • 2009
  • Top Trademark Firms
  • Intellectual Property Today
  • 2008
  • LES Outstanding Chapter Leadership
  • Licensing Executives Society
  • 2001
  • Certificate of Distinction in Litigation with Highest Honors
  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • 1998
  • Merit Scholar Scholarship
  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • 1995
  • Engineering Honors Society
  • Chi Epsilon
  • 1993
  • Academic Honors
  • Chi Epsilon
  • 1993
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Mt. Diablo Paralegal's Association
  • Intellectual Property Basics
  • 2017
  • Self-Evaluation of Your Product and Business Plan
  • Product Development
  • 2015
  • Preparing Your Own Provisional Patent Application
  • Patent Law
  • 2015
  • Trademark Boot Camp
  • Trademark Law
  • 2014
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • SCOTUS IP Law Updates
  • 2014
  • CCCBA IP Section Meeting
  • IP Year in Review
  • 2014
  • National Business Institute's Webcast
  • The Paralegals' Guide to Intellectual Property
  • 2012
  • Copyright 101
  • Copyright 101
  • 2012
  • Women's Initiative New Business Fundamentals
  • Essential Intellectual Property Considerations for New Businesses
  • 2011
  • MCLE Spectacular
  • The Dos and Don'ts of C & Ds in Intellectual Property
  • 2010
  • The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch
  • Patent Protection
  • 2008
  • Contra Costa County Public Libraries Intellectual Property Month
  • Patent Law and Licensing
  • 2008
  • Contra Costa Libraries Intellectual Property Month
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Protection
  • 2007
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association MCLE Spectacular
  • Intellectual Property
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (16)
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Intellectual property Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Intellectual property Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Patent application Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney. Highly recommended."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. West for almost 15 years. He is a well informed, and proactive lawyer who provides top notch representation for his clients. Without reservation, I endorse and recommend Mr. West."
Intellectual property Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Endorsement: It was my pleasure to meet Stuart at a legal education retreat in Las Vegas. We talked for a period of time and I was impressed with his intelligence as well as his thorough understanding of intellectual property. We later shared practical and pragmatic tips that I will implement in my firm. I endorse this lawyer's work."
Patent application Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stuart is knowledgable and informed, and I endorse this lawyer's work."
Patent application Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Other
"I met Stuart at the Rainmaker seminar in Las Vegas, in July 2010. His comments and knowledge of patent law was obvious and it was apparent that he understood his clients needs."
Patent application Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Mr. West at the Rainmaker Institute in August and had extensive conversations with him regarding business law and patent law. I was impressed by his knowledge in the areas of both patent and business law. I endorse Mr. West and would recomend him to any prospective client seeking representation in those areas of the law."
Patent infringement Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent Patent attorney"
Patent application Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Stuart is clearly a leader in his field. He is intelligent, entertaining, and on top of his practice area. He clearly understands his area of expertise and I would send any client needing patent work done to see Stuart."
Intellectual property Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Other
"Stuart is extremely knowledgeable in the area of intellectual property. I feel very confident referring corporations or individuals that need intellectual property work to Stuart. I endorse this lawyer's work."
Patent application Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Patent infringement Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Other
"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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Walnut Creek Patent application Lawyer Stuart James West
Stuart James West
Patent application Attorney
Walnut Creek, CA
Licensed for 23 years
Virtual consultation available