Stuart Meyer is co-Chair of Fenwick & West’s Patent Post-Grant Proceedings Practice. He counsels clients on intellectual property matters, including technology-based litigation, performing strategic intellectual property planning and intellectual property audits for technology companies, and securing patent, copyright and other intellectual property rights. He has extensive experience in patent reexaminations and other post-grant matters, and has written widely on the America Invents Act as well as the PTO’s final rules implementing the AIA.
Stuart is consistently 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 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, the organization that administers this program. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of CIAP.
Stuart’s client portfolio includes a wide variety of technology companies, from small startups to multinational public companies. Stuart has also represented other organizations prominent 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 was an electrical engineer with an engineering consulting firm in the telecommunications area before entering law school. He brings a unique perspective from prosecution and litigation, and continues to be active in both legal and technical organizations.
Stuart is a regular author of the Bilski Blog, Fenwick’s patent law and developments forum, which has been cited by numerous media outlets. A sampling of recent press is available on the Bilski Blog. Stuart has also 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.