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Doug Stewart’s experience spans a wide range of technologies, including computer hardware and software, consumer electronics, image processing and LED technology, data transmission and encryption, telematics, mechanical devices, and chemical and pharmaceutical compounds, among others. He also currently serves as chair of the firm's IP litigation practice group.

A registered patent attorney, Doug's practice encompasses all aspects of intellectual property and technology litigation and counseling, including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights and domain names. He litigates patent and other intellectual property disputes in courts throughout the United States, including key patent jurisdictions such as the Eastern District of Texas, the District of Delaware, and the Northern and Central Districts of California, with a particular emphasis on assisting international technology companies with U.S. issues. Doug also represents companies in Section 337 actions before the International Trade Commission, appeals to the Federal Circuit, and contested administrative proceedings before the PTAB, including IPR and CBM petitions, and the TTAB, including opposition proceedings. In addition, Doug represents and advises clients in connection with non-litigated IP issues, including licensing and IP strategy; patent portfolio and prosecution management; technology agreements; patent royalty audits; and related diligence issues.

A frequent lecturer on topics related to patent law and patent litigation, Doug has been an adjunct professor at the University of Washington School of Law since 2007 where he teaches a patent litigation course in the Intellectual Property LLM program. Doug is also a lecturer for the Summer Institute hosted by the Center for Advanced Study and Research in Innovation Policy at the University of Washington (CASRIP).                            

Earns plaudits from interviewees as 'an excellent negotiator' and 'a really effective, smart and practical lawyer.'
Chambers USA, 2016

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

Nordstrom, Inc. — patent infringement, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas; XML-based database query and data management

Cisco Systems, Inc., et al. — patent infringement, U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware; operating systems and applications for database access

Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. — patent infringement, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas; system for hard drive data security

Xerox Corp., et al. — patent infringement, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas; computer controlled printer technology

In re Audio Processing Hardware and Software and Products Containing the Same — patent-based 337 action, ITC; audio processing circuitry and software

In re Certain Motion-Sensitive Sound Effects Devices and Image Display Devices and Components and Products Containing the Same — patent-based 337 action, ITC; video signal circuitry and processing techniques

Ogma LLC — patent infringement, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas; video signal circuitry and processing techniques

Fujitsu Computer Products, et al. — patent infringement, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas; email and facsimile technology

General Electric Co., et al. — patent infringement, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington; power supply and controllers for LED lamps

Matsushita Electrical Industrial Co., Ltd. — patent infringement, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington; radio frequency receiver technology

Apple Inc., et al. — patent infringement, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas; data encryption

AT&T Inc., et al. — patent infringement, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington; data communication over digital wireless networks

Barco N.V., et al. — patent infringement, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; video signal circuitry and processing techniques

AT&T Intellectual Property — patent infringement, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas; vehicle navigation technology

Publications and Speeches

"Software patents survive Supreme Court's Alice decision, but questions linger," West Law Journal, Vol. 31, Issue 3, July 2014.

CASRIP Transnational Intellectual Property Seminar, Dresden, Germany, March 2014; London, England, March 2013; Alicante, Spain, March 2011; Rome, Italy, March 2009; Tokyo, Japan, March 2007.

"Challenging Patent Validity In The USPTO," Waseda University School of Law, Tokyo, Japan, June 2012.

"IP Protection in the Information Age," Renmin University School of Law, Beijing, China, June 2012.

Credentials

Education

Seattle University School of Law,
J.D.
2003
magna cum laude
University of Washington,
M.S., Chemistry (Analytical)
2000
University of Florida,
B.S., Chemistry
1998
Honors

Bar Admissions

Washington
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Affiliations

Japan-America Society
Board of Directors
Japan-America Society
Past Secretary
King County Bar Association
IP Section, Past Chair, 2011 - 2012

News

News

The Best Lawyers in America Recognize 74 Bracewell Attorneys

August 15, 2016
Best Lawyers, Woodward White, Inc.

Bracewell & Giuliani's Seattle's Office Expands IP Litigation Practice

September 24, 2013
Intellectual Property Today Online

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

Chambers USA
Washington Intellectual Property, 2015 - 2017
Globe Business Publishing Ltd
IAM Patent 1000
2012 - 2014, 2017
Woodward/White, Inc.
Best Lawyers
Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2016 - 2018
Thomson Reuters
Washington Super Lawyers
2013 - 2017
Thomson Reuters
Washington Super Lawyers Rising Star
2007 - 2012
Seattle University School of Law
Seattle University Law Review
Research and Technical Editor

Events

Past Events

PATINEX 2014 Conference

Seoul
September 3, 2014