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At Fishman Stewart, we believe that intellectual property should be managed in the same way companies manage their capital.

As strategic advisors to CEOs and senior executives throughout the world, we help maximize the value of “intellectual capital.” While all companies have strategies for maximizing and leveraging their use of capital, they may not have a plan for managing intellectual property. Patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets are key elements of a company’s business strategy.

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Fishman Stewart PLLC Celebrates its 20-Year Anniversary

Fishman Stewart PLLC was founded in 1996 as Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC. Michael Fishman and Michael Stewart are founding members of the original IP Firm.  The firm is celebrating its 20th year of providing excellent intellectual property law services globally. Fishman Stewart PLLC is a full-service intellectual property boutique law firm based in Bloomfield Hills, […]

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FEDERAL CIRCUIT IN MCRO V. BANDAI UPHOLDS THE PATENT ELIGIBILITY OF COMPUTER AUTOMATED PROCESSES

Written by Michael Fluhler of Fishman Stewart PLLC   Earlier this week, on September 13, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit released a strong decision for owners of software-related patents in McRo, Inc. dba Planet Blue v. Bandai Namco Games America, Inc.  (Case 15-1080 (Fed. Cir. 2016) (“McRo”).  The McRo decision follows […]

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Fishman Stewart Congratulates Five Attorneys Selected to Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2016

Fishman Stewart PLLC is pleased to congratulate Michael D. Fishman, Michael B. Stewart, Barbara L. Mandell, Melissa R. Atherton and Michael T. Fluhler on their selection to the 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers Rising Stars lists.  Each year, no more than 5.0 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected as Super Lawyers and no more than 2.5 percent of the […]

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SBM “A Lawyer Helps” Inspiring Stories: “Michael Stewart’s Innovative Approach to Pro Bono has Worldwide Impact”

The State Bar of Michigan “A Lawyer Helps” program focuses on the legal profession’s priority of pro bono: free legal help for the poor and financial donations for nonprofit legal aid services. In addition, “A Lawyer Helps” also recognizes lawyers who give time to other community efforts beyond pro bono. Read about Michael Stewart’s pro bono […]

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