Stuart P. Meyer

650-335-7286
smeyer@fenwick.com
Practice Area Co-Lead
Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) Proceedings
Partner
Intellectual Property

Stuart P.
Meyer

Stuart P.
Meyer

Stuart P.
Meyer

Partner
Intellectual Property
Practice Area Co-Lead
Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) Proceedings

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.

I take a highly interdisciplinary approach, bringing together law, technology, and business strategy with my engineering background to form systems-based strategies.”

Stuart Meyer

Stuart works with technology companies at all stages on a range of IP-related matters, including securing IP rights for patents, copyrights, and beyond; developing trade secrets policies; managing patent reexaminations and other post-grant matters; representing companies in technology-focused litigation; performing strategic IP planning and audits; and managing risk for clients who use or provide AI systems. Stuart has been on the cutting-edge of technology and the law throughout his career. In the 1980s, he represented MIT in litigation involving the RSA encryption patent, which is fundamental to data privacy. Throughout the early 2000s, he advised Compuware in a landmark dispute with IBM that resulted in a $400 million settlement, patent cross-licensing agreements, and a variety of sub-contracting deals between the two companies. In recent years, Stuart has become a leading voice in AI, writing and speaking on the topic often and bringing together technology law professionals, researchers and industry representatives from around the world through ITechLaw. He is a chapter author in the second edition of “Overlapping Intellectual Property Rights” (Oxford University Press, 2023) and a co-author of “Responsible AI: A Global Policy Framework,” (ITechLaw, 2019).

Stuart co-chairs Fenwick’s post-grant proceedings practice and also maintains an active pro bono practice focused on increasing diversity in the IP arena. He represented Fenwick as a founding member of the group that created the California Inventors Assistance Program, 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.

  • Founding member and advisory board member, California Inventors Assistance Program
  • Past President, International Technology Law Association, formerly the Computer Law Association
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member, Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • Member, The Association for Computing Machinery
  • Member, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Member, American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law
  • Member, The State Bar of California Intellectual Property Law Section

  • Founding member and advisory board member, California Inventors Assistance Program
  • Past President, International Technology Law Association, formerly the Computer Law Association
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member, Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • Member, The Association for Computing Machinery
  • Member, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Member, American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law
  • Member, The State Bar of California Intellectual Property Law Section

Stuart Meyer is considered a 'top-tier patent lawyer' by market insiders and is described as 'very bright, very substantively strong and really practical."

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Chambers Global

2024

Chambers Global spotlighted Stuart as a Global Market Leader for Artificial Intelligence

Chambers USA

2011 - 2023

Recognized Stuart every year since 2011, currently ranking him in the highest tier for Intellectual Property

IAM 1000 and IAM Strategy 300

2016 - 2023

Consistently honor Stuart for leading the way in the development and implementation of world-class IP programs

The Legal 500

2015 - 2021

Regularly honors Stuart for patent prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings)

  • U.S. News - Best Lawyers has honored Stuart for information technology law annually since 2006 (2006 - 2024)
  • Daily Journal named Stuart among the top 20 artificial intelligence lawyers (2019)

Recognition
Chambers Global

2024

Chambers Global spotlighted Stuart as a Global Market Leader for Artificial Intelligence

Chambers USA

2011 - 2023

Recognized Stuart every year since 2011, currently ranking him in the highest tier for Intellectual Property

IAM 1000 and IAM Strategy 300

2016 - 2023

Consistently honor Stuart for leading the way in the development and implementation of world-class IP programs

The Legal 500

2015 - 2021

Regularly honors Stuart for patent prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings)