For more than four decades, Fenwick & West LLP has helped some of the world’s most recognized companies become, and remain, market leaders. From emerging enterprises to large public corporations, our clients are leaders in the technology, life sciences and cleantech sectors and are fundamentally changing the world through rapid innovation.  MORE >

Fenwick & West was founded in 1972 in the heart of Silicon Valley—before “Silicon Valley” existed—by four visionary lawyers who left a top-tier New York law firm to pursue their shared belief that technology would revolutionize the business world and to pioneer the legal work for those technological innovations. In order to be most effective, they decided they needed to move to a location close to primary research and technology development. These four attorneys opened their first office in downtown Palo Alto, and Fenwick became one of the first technology law firms in the world.  MORE >

From our founding in 1972, Fenwick has been committed to promoting diversity and inclusion both within our firm and throughout the legal profession. For almost four decades, the firm has actively promoted an open and inclusive work environment and committed significant resources towards improving our diversity efforts at every level.  MORE >

FLEX by Fenwick is the only service created by an AmLaw 100 firm that provides flexible and cost-effective solutions for interim in-house legal needs to high-growth companies.  MORE >

Fenwick & West handles significant cross-border legal and business issues for a wide range of technology and life sciences who operate internationally..  MORE >

At Fenwick, we are proud of our commitment to the community and to our culture of making a difference in the lives of individuals and organizations in the communities where we live and work. We recognize that providing legal services is not only an essential part of our professional responsibility, but also an excellent opportunity for our attorneys to gain valuable practical experience, learn new areas of the law and contribute to the community.  MORE >

Year after year, Fenwick & West is honored for excellence in the legal profession. Many of our attorneys are recognized as leaders in their respective fields, and our Corporate, Tax, Litigation and Intellectual Property Practice Groups consistently receive top national and international rankings, including:

  • Named Technology Group of the Year by Law360
  • Ranked #1 in the Americas for number of technology deals in 2015 by Mergermarket
  • Nearly 20 percent of Fenwick partners are ranked by Chambers
  • Consistently ranked among the top 10 law firms in the U.S. for diversity
  • Recognized as having top mentoring and pro bono programs by Euromoney


We take sustainability very seriously at Fenwick. Like many of our clients, we are adopting policies that reduce consumption and waste, and improve efficiency. By using technologies developed by a number of our cleantech clients, we are at the forefront of implementing sustainable policies and practices that minimize environmental impact. In fact, Fenwick has earned recognition in several areas as one of the top US law firms for implementing sustainable business practices.  MORE >

At Fenwick, we have a passion for excellence and innovation that mirrors our client base. Our firm is making revolutionary changes to the practice of law through substantial investments in proprietary technology tools and processes—allowing us to deliver best-in-class legal services more effectively.   MORE >

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Stuart P. Meyer

Partner, Intellectual Property  

Mountain View 650.335.7286


Stuart Meyer counsels clients on intellectual property matters, including technology-based litigation, performing strategic intellectual property planning and intellectual property audits for high technology companies, and securing patent, copyright, and other intellectual property rights. He has extensive experience in patent reexaminations and other post-grant disputes, has written widely on the new America Invents Act as well as the PTO’s final rules implementing the AIA, and serves on the PTO’s pro bono steering committee for California.

Stuart’s client portfolio includes a wide variety of high technology companies, from small start-ups to multinational public companies. Stuart has also represented other organizations prominent in high technology, 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 has been a guest lecturer on copyright law at the University of California’s Berkeley School of Law. He has contributed to books and authored numerous articles on intellectual property law. He is frequently invited to lecture on this topic throughout the United States and abroad.

Stuart is recognized in the first band of Chambers USA for intellectual property law. He is ranked by U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers for information technology, contributing to the firm’s national rankings in information technology, patent, intellectual property litigation and patent litigation. In IAM Strategy 300 and IAM 250 – The World's Leading IP Strategists Stuart is listed as a top IP strategist. Stuart is also listed in Northern California Super Lawyers for intellectual property law and intellectual property litigation. He is included in various of the global Who’s Who Legal guides, including those for Internet and e-commerce lawyers, business lawyers, information technology lawyers and private practice lawyers.

Stuart was an electrical engineer with an engineering consulting firm in the telecommunications area before entering law school.

His affiliations include the International Technology Law Association, formerly the Computer Law Association (of which he is a past president); the American Intellectual Property Law Association; the Intellectual Property Owners Association; the American Bar Association Section on Patent, Trademark & Copyright Law; the Association for Computing Machinery; and the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers.