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 efforts in the SBM article "Michael Stewart’s Innovative … [Read more...]

Michael Fishman and Michael Stewart Once Again Named as Best Lawyers in America

Fishman Stewart PLLC is pleased to announce Founding Partners Michael D. Fishman and Michael B. Stewart have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Over 83,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote. More than 13 million votes were submitted on the legal abilities of … [Read more...]

Michael Fluhler Recognized by IAM Strategy 300

Fishman Stewart is proud to announce that Partner Michael T. Fluhler has been recognized by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Strategy 300 as a leading world-class IP Strategist. Michael T Fluhler is a registered US patent attorney and a premier strategist in worldwide patent prosecution, licensing and monetization. He is a partner at Fishman Stewart PLLC and chair of the Medical Device and … [Read more...]

Fishman Stewart Listed as Top Patent Firm in IAM Patent 1000 Guide

Fishman Stewart has been listed as a top patent firm in Intellectual Asset Management’s (IAM) annual Patent 1000 guide. The Patent 1000 recognizes the world’s top patent law firms and practitioners in key jurisdictions. Fishman Stewart was one of only six law firms in Michigan recognized. “Boutique Fishman Stewart makes a deserved debut in the IAM Patent 1000 for 2016. A laser focus on patents … [Read more...]

Fishman Stewart Ranked Among the Top 100 Patent Firms in the United States

Bloomfield Hills, MI, United States -- Thursday, April 28, 2016 -- Fishman Stewart PLLC was recently ranked among the Top 100 Patent Firms in the United States based on an objective measurement of the firm’s performance in front of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by Juristat. Juristat based its analysis of over 7 million patent applications on a weighted average of the following four … [Read more...]

Fatal Addiction

By: Thomas A. Hallin It’s hardly a secret that billing issues, which span every legal matter, will get a lawyer sideways with grievance authorities, both state and federal, quicker than virtually all other areas of practice.  It is conservatively estimated that at least 25% of the grievances filed with the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission are fee related; put another way, at least 718 … [Read more...]

Fishman Stewart Listed Among The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals

Fishman Stewart was recently recognized by the World Trademark Review (WTR) and listed as a WTR 100 trademark law firm. In addition to receiving firm-wide rankings, Michael D. Fishman was recognized as a “leading practitioner” for his trademark legal practice. Based on more than 70 key markets globally, the WTR 1000 highlights what it considers to be the top law firms and attorneys in the … [Read more...]

Another Favorable Outcome for Our Client, Stahls

This article originally appeared on dbusiness.com March, 24, 2016 Stahls’ Reaches Settlement Over Patents on Heat Press Equipment Sterling Heights-based Stahls’, a manufacturer of garment decoration equipment including jerseys for professional, college, and high school sports leagues, among other organizations, has successfully defended its intellectual property rights by reaching a settlement … [Read more...]

Roles Reversed

By: Thomas A. Hallin You’re an experienced trial attorney, having represented clients in a number of patent cases in Federal Court throughout the country.  Granted, you are not a registered patent attorney, but you can and have litigated circles around the “patent geeks”; in fact, you immediately point this fact out to a prospective client. Until the AIA came into play, general litigators … [Read more...]

When “Exceptional” Doesn’t Mean Exceptional

By: Thomas A. Hallin If a patent attorney were to tell a general practitioner without much knowledge of patent litigation practice that a judge found his case to be “exceptional”, the general practitioner, mistakenly believing this to be a good thing, may offer his congratulations.  Yet in the twisted world of patent litigation, all is not what it would appear to be, and “exceptional” does not … [Read more...]