Michael Stewart will Serve as a Moderator for Two Trademark/Copyright Discussions at the 2017 AIPLA Spring Meeting in San Diego

On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, Michael Stewart will serve as the moderator for two discussions at the 2017 AIPLA Spring Meeting in San Diego, California.  The 2017 Spring Meeting spans three days, March 17-19, and is comprised of comprehensive CLE program tracks and networking. Michael Stewart will moderate the Trademark/Copyright discussion topics: “From Books and Comics to Movies, Video Games, … [Read more...]

Michael Stewart Serves as Panel Member at USPTO 2017 “Design Day”

On April 25, 2017, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) held its annual Design Day, highlighting “What’s Next” as a theme and hosting a session in its Midwest Regional Office in Detroit, Michigan. The topic of Design Day included lively and thought-provoking discussion about all aspects of design patents, from conception through enforcement. Fishman Stewart Partner Michael Stewart … [Read more...]

Doug LaLone Receives Prestigious 2017 ACG Meritorious Service Award

The Association for Corporate Growth® (ACG) recognized Fishman Stewart Partner Doug LaLone as a recipient of the prestigious 2017 Meritorious Service Award. The award recipients were recognized at InterGrowth® 2017 in April at the ARIA Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. According to ACG, Meritorious Service Awards are given annually to members who have provided distinguished volunteer … [Read more...]


MICHAEL STEWART is a founding member of the firm. His practice includes domestic and foreign patent prosecution, e-commerce and information technology, patent opinions, intellectual property litigation (including domain name arbitration proceedings, Inter Partes Review and Post Grant Review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board at the United States Patent and … [Read more...]

Penny L. Prater

Penny Prater is experienced in intellectual property matters, particularly in the energy and chemical and sectors, having worked for several major oil companies as an engineer as well as a lawyer. She began her legal career as a patent examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, in the area of drug delivery devices and bio-affecting drugs, and is also familiar with biotechnology and … [Read more...]

John P. Guenther

John P. Guenther is a partner at Fishman Stewart PLLC.    John’s practice encompasses all aspects of intellectual property law, including domestic and international patent acquisition and maintenance, trademark and copyright registration; intellectual property enforcement and litigation; trade secret protection; high-profile product and trademark clearances; large scale due diligence efforts; … [Read more...]

Michael B. Comeau

Michael Comeau’s practice includes all aspects of the procurement, management, and enforcement of intellectual property rights. Michael’s patent work has included a variety of technologies, such as aerospace components, medical devices, automotive seating, automotive electronics, electrical sensor and safety systems, superchargers, differentials, fueling systems, plastic containers, automotive … [Read more...]

Mark J. Lambrecht

Mark Lambrecht is Of Counsel to the firm. Mark is a registered patent attorney and practices various aspects of intellectual property matters including domestic and foreign patent prosecution, opinions, and design-around. He has an extensive background in the electrical, electro-mechanical, and electro-magnetic arts. He has drafted and prosecuted numerous patent applications for a variety of … [Read more...]

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 lawyers in the state are … [Read more...]

Fishman Stewart Yamaguchi IP Law Firm Recognized as “Highly Recommended” and Three Attorneys Named IP Stars

Fishman Stewart Yamaguchi, a leading intellectual property firm representing companies around the globe, is one of a small number of law firms that were recently recognized in Michigan as a "Highly Recommended" intellectual property law firm – the highest honor by Managing Intellectual Property.   The survey covered over 80 countries, and the rankings are based on extensive research among IP … [Read more...]