Stuart—an electrical engineer turned patent lawyer—uses his technical background to provide strategic intellectual property counseling to clients, ranging from small startups to multinational public companies, throughout the lifecycle of their businesses. He also represents other prominent organizations in the technology space, such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for which he served as counsel in litigation involving the so-called RSA encryption patent, considered to be fundamental to data privacy.
Stuart co-chairs Fenwick’s post-grant proceedings practice and is consistently recognized by Chambers USA as a top IP advocate. He handles a wide range of IP-related matters, including:
- Performing strategic IP planning and audits
- Securing patent, copyright and other IP rights
- Helping clients establish trade secrets and other IP policies
- Managing patent reexaminations and other post-grant matters
- Representing companies in technology-based litigation
- Managing risk for clients who use or provide AI systems
Stuart manages the firm’s innovative, client-forward Vermont operations facility.
Stuart also maintains an active pro bono practice, focusing on increasing diversity in the IP field. He represented Fenwick as a founding member of the group that created the California Inventors Assistance Program (CIAP), a pro bono program in cooperation with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and California Lawyers for the Arts. He currently serves on the organization’s advisory board.