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...]

Fishman Stewart Adds Several Seasoned IP Pros: Welcomes John P. Guenther, Penny L. Prater, Mark J. Lambrecht and Michael B. Comeau

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (PRWEB) February 14, 2017 Fishman Stewart PLLC, a leading intellectual property law firm, is pleased to announce the addition of four patent attorneys to its growing intellectual property practice. The firm celebrated its 20-year anniversary last year. Fishman Stewart recently welcomed John P. Guenther as Partner, Penny L. Prater and Mark J. Lambrecht as Of Counsel, … [Read more...]

Fishman Stewart To Sponsor LES Intellectual Property and Licensing Symposium

We are proud to be a sponsor of the Intellectual Property and Licensing Symposium for the Michigan Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society (LES).  An industry leading panel of General Motors, Stryker, Navistar, Delphi, and Invest Detroit will engage in a compelling discussion regarding advanced intellectual property and licensing issues. The Symposium will be held at Wayne State University … [Read more...]

Melissa Atherton Named “Up & Coming Lawyer”

Bloomfield Hills, MI., November 30, 2016, --- Fishman Stewart PLLC, a leading national intellectual property law firm, is pleased to announce that Associate Attorney Melissa R. Atherton has been named among Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s “Up & Coming Lawyers” Class of 2016. According to Michigan Lawyers Weekly, the thirty honorees have spent less than a decade in practice and display the ambition, … [Read more...]

Michael Stewart and Barbara Mandell Named 2017 “Top Lawyers”

Bloomfield Hills, MI., November 22, 2016, --- Fishman Stewart PLLC, a leading national intellectual property law firm, is pleased to announce that Partners Michael Stewart and Barbara Mandell have been named as “Top Lawyers” by Detroit’s Dbusiness magazine. According to their website, Dbusiness conducted an annual peer review survey that consisted of polling 19,000 attorneys in Wayne, Oakland, … [Read more...]

Fishman Stewart Celebrates 20-Years with Alumni Reunion

It was great to see so many of our past colleagues and friends at the Fishman Stewart 20-Year Reunion! In addition, we appreciate the nice notes that we received from many people who could not attend. Thank you! … [Read more...]

Federal Circuit In Mcro V. Bandai Upholds The Patent Eligibilty 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 Enfish, LLC v. Microsoft Corp., … [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...]