Gary N. Stewart (Nick)

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.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

Patent Law in Practice

Guest Lecturer, West Virginia University College of Law, April 13, 2023

Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property

Panel Member, Technology Law Society, University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, Louisville, KY, October 17, 2022

Artificial Intelligence and Inventorship Under U.S. Patent Law

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)

Recent Assignments
Bar Admissions
*Not yet licensed in Kentucky
United States Patent and Trademark Office
American Bar Association
Virginia State Bar
Young Professionals of Louisville (YPAL) Member
Louisville Bar Association
AUTM, Member
Community Involvement

2020-22 Legal Food Frenzy Campaign, Firm Organizer

More Than Stites & Harbison

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.


Managing Intellectual Property, Rising Stars (2023)

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Press Releases

Managing IP Honors James Hayne and Nick Stewart on 2023 "Rising Stars" List

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Managing Intellectual Property (Managing IP) magazine has named Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys James Hayne and Nick Stewart to its 2023 “Rising Stars” list.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC October 10, 2023
Client Alerts

The Enablement Challenge for Genus Claims Under U.S. Patent Law: How Much Disclosure Is Enough After Amgen v. Sanofi?

Patent attorney Nick Stewart takes a look at the enablement challenge for genus claims under U.S. Patent Law in this Stites & Harbison Client Alert.

by Gary N. Stewart (Nick) May 22, 2023
Client Alerts

The Twelve Days of I.P. Christmas

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."

by Joel T. Beres, Jeffrey A. Haeberlin, James Hayne, Thomas J. Mihill (TJ), Mari-Elise Paul, B. Aaron Schulman, Gary N. Stewart (Nick), and Patrick M. Torre December 14, 2022
Client Alerts

Artificial Intelligence and Inventorship Under U.S. Patent Law

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.

by Gary N. Stewart (Nick) August 09, 2022
Client Alerts

Supreme Court Provides Additional Guidance on Assignor Estoppel in Patent Litigation

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.

by Gary N. Stewart (Nick) September 28, 2021

Protecting Your Business’s Intellectual Property

Date: 9/24/20
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.

Gary N. Stewart (Nick) September 15, 2020

Kentucky Engineering Law

Date: 8/31/20
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.

Gary N. Stewart (Nick) July 27, 2020

Spring Cleaning for Your Intellectual Property

Date: 4/30/20
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.

John W. Scruton and Gary N. Stewart (Nick) April 27, 2020