Nick Stewart is a West Virginia native and Registered Patent Attorney in Stites’s Intellectual Property and Technology Service Group, where his practice focuses heavily in patent preparation and prosecution. With a diverse technical background rooted in the fields of biotechnology, physics, and computer science, Nick routinely helps navigate clients with technologies across a broad array of technical fields towards patent protection.
Nick regularly prepares and prosecutes domestic and foreign patent applications for mechanical devices, consumer goods, software, medical devices, and life sciences-associated technologies. In addition to patent application preparation and prosecution, Nick also assists clients with a variety of other intellectual property-based services, including preparing patentability analyses and freedom to operate opinions, licensing agreements, and trademark and copyright procurement.
Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property
Panel Member, Technology Law Society, University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, Louisville, KY, October 17, 2022
IP for Entrepreneurs and Scientists
Guest Lecturer, Temple University, March 16, 2022
Protecting Your Business's Intellectual Property
Speaker, TechConnect West Virginia, Marshall University, September 24, 2020
Intellectual Property Essentials for Engineers: Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Trade Secrets
Webinar, HalfMoon Seminars, August 30, 2020
Spring Cleaning for Your Intellectual Property
Stites & Harbison Thirsty Thursday Networking event, March 5, 2020
A Three-Dimensional World in a Two-Dimensional Patent System: 3D Printing and the Importance of Claiming CAD Files
118 W. Va. L. Rev. 477 (2015)
2020-22 Legal Food Frenzy Campaign, Firm Organizer
Prior to joining the firm, Nick was a patent attorney at a boutique intellectual property firm in Mobile, Alabama. During law school, he was a Global IP Strategy Legal Student Associate with Mylan Pharmaceutical in West Virginia. Outside of work, Nick enjoys spending time with his wife, Sharon, and two dogs, running, and playing drums.
As we come to the end of the year, the members of the Intellectual Property and Technology group at Stites & Harbison took time to reflect upon some of the amazing things that have occurred in the world of Intellectual Property. In a light-hearted review of some of our favorite finds from 2022, please enjoy our own take on the classic carol, "The Twelve Days of Christmas."
In recent years, the capabilities of, and applications involving, artificial intelligence (“AI”) have dramatically increased, so much so that AI systems are now able to produce works of creativity and ingenuity once thought only to be possible through human efforts. The U.S. Copyright Office has already wrestled with the question of whether creative works authored by AI are eligible for federal copyright protection and determined that they are not in an opinion letter dated February 14, 2022.
Assignor estoppel is an equity-based doctrine that can be invoked during the course of patent litigation to prevent an assignor, after assigning their interests to a patent to another, from later asserting that the patent is actually invalid.
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Intellectual Property attorney Nick Stewart leads an in-depth discussion on protecting your IP and business's assets through patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets in this online event on September 24, 2020.
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Intellectual Property attorney Nick Stewart will present at this Webinar for Kentucky Engineering Law on August 31, 2020.
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Attorneys John Scruton and Nick Stewart will discuss suggestions on how to make your business's IP portfolio even better in 2020.