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Stewart Mesher

Partner
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Stewart Mesher is a partner in the Austin office of K&L Gates LLP. He focuses on litigation and transactions for all forms of intellectual property (IP), portfolio management and counseling related to patents, copyrights, unfair competition, and Internet domain name rights, as well as trademark prosecution and TTAB proceedings. Before joining K&L Gates LLP, Mr. Mesher was the chair of an IP boutique’s litigation practice group, as well as in-house counsel at Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. - where he advised the Corporate Vice-Presidents of AMD’s desktop and server processor businesses, as well as its platform engineering team, and supported AMD’s intellectual property litigation and licensing activities.

Mr. Mesher graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, he then went on to Seattle University to complete a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Marketing. He earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence in International Law and Intellectual Property at Vanderbilt University Law School and completed the ABOTA National Trial College at Harvard Law School.

Mr. Mesher is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Washington State Bar. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Mr. Mesher has been AV Preeminent Rated as an attorney by Martindale-Hubbell since 2010, selected for inclusion on the Texas Super Lawyers lists since 2012 (and on their Rising Stars list before that), listed as one of Managing Intellectual Property magazine’s IP STARS since in 2013, and has been recognized by Best Lawyers® starting in 2018. He is also an active member of the International Trademark Association (INTA).

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Mesher served as a principal at an intellectual property law firm where he focused his practice on litigation and transactions for all forms of intellectual property, portfolio management and counseling related to patents, copyrights, unfair competition, and internet domain name rights, as well as trademark prosecution and TTAB proceedings.

  • Represented Hunters Specialties, Inc. in One Shot Shooting Products, LLC v. Hunter’s Specialties, Inc., Case 2:15-cv-01659 United States District Court for the Eastern Dist. Of TX.
  • Represented Adorama Pix, LLC in Graham Springs LLC v. Zazzle Inc., Case 2:15-cv-00775 United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
  • Represented Kryptek Outdoor Group, LLC in Kryptek Outdoor Group, LLC v. Salt Armour, Inc., Case 1:15-cv-00348 United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
  • Represented Townsquare Commerce, LLC in Townsquare Commerce, LLC v. Groupon, Inc., Case No. 3:2015-cv-01870 United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
  • Represented Peak Rock Capital, LLC in Peak Rock Capital LLC v. Peak Equity Partners et. al., Case No. 1:2015-cv-00256 United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.
  • Represented Mr. Gatti’s, LP in Mr. Gatti’s LP v. Mr. G’s Pizza Buffet et. al., Case No. 3:2015-cv-00687 United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
  • Represented Gordon Howard in In re: Schwarz, Case No. 2015-1327, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and Gordon Howard Associates, Inc. v. LunarEye, Inc., Case No. IPR2014-01213 United States Patent and Trademark Office PTAB Case.
  • Represented Dev-Tex Engineering, LP in Mark Gooch Designers, Incorporated v. Dev-Tex Engineering, LP, et. al., Case No. 4:2014-cv-03643 United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
  • Represented Volusion, Inc. in K-Tek Computers, Inc. v. Serhal et. al., Case No. 1:2014-cv-01067 United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.
  • Represented Gordon Howard in Gordon Howard Associates, Inc. v. LunarEye, Inc., Case No. IPR2014-00712 United States Patent and Trademark Office PTAB Case and ACP, Inc. v. Skypatrol, LLC et. al., Case No. 13-cv-01572 United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
  • Represented Huawei Technologies, Co., Ltd. in Parthenon Unified Memory Architecture LLC v. Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. et. al., Case No. 2:2014-cv-00687 United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
  • Represented Neu Security Services, LLC in Neu Security Services LLC v. Halaut et. al., Case No. 1:2013-cv-00242 United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.
  • Represented Interactive Life Forms, Inc. in Interactive Life Forms Inc. et al v. Kaico Corporation, Case No. 2:2013-cv-00264 United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
  • Represented Heroes are Hard to Find, LLC in Heroes Are Hard To Find, LLC et al v. Francisco et. al., Case No. 3:2013-cv-04204 United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
  • Represented Volusion, Inc. in Quxuz LLC v. Volusion, Inc., Case No. 2:2013-cv-00172 United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
  • Represented Gordon Howard in LunarEye, Inc. v. Gordon Howard Associates, Inc., Case No. 9:2013-cv-00091 United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
  • Represented Interactive Life Forms, Inc. in Interactive Life Forms, LLC et. al. v. Weng et. al., Case No. 1:2012-cv-01182 United States District Court for the Western District of Texas and Seinfeld et. al. v. Interactive Life Forms, Inc., Case No. 8:2012-cv-01419 United States District Court for the Central District of California.
  • Represented Triton Media, LLC (Triton Digital) in Pennell v. Triton Media, LLC, Case No. 1:2012-cv-00706 United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.
  • Represented Consona Corporation in Gemini IP, LLC v. Consona Corp., Case No. 4:2012-cv-00080 United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
  • Represented Nirvana Systems, Inc. (Aqumin, LLC) in Maxus Strategic Systems, Inc. v. Aqumin LLC et. al., Case No. 1:2011-cv-00073 United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.
  • Represented Electronic Custom Distributors, Inc in Arlington Indus., Inc. v. Electronic Cust. Dist., Case No. 3:2010-cv-00842 United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
  • Represented Gordon Howard in ArrivalStar S.A. v. Gordon Howard Assoc., Inc., Case No. 1:2010-cv-02520 United States District Court for the District of Colorado and ArrivalStar S.A. v. Gordon Howard Assoc., Inc., Case No. 1:2010-cv-04363 United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
  • Represented EMC Corporation in In Re Data Storage Sys. and Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-471 United States International Trade Commission.
  • Represented Great Barrier Reef, Inc. Great Barrier Reef, Inc. v. MY-CIO, Inc. et. al., Case No. 3:2003-cv-05110 United States District Court for the Western District of Miss.
  • Represented Emerson Electric Co. in Digital Control Inc. et. al. v. Ridge Tool Co., Case No. 2:2003-cv-02297 United States District Court for the Western District of Wash.
  • Represented DeKalb Genetics Corporation in Pioneer Hi-Bred Intl. v. Monsanto Co. et. al., Case No. 3:2001-cv-50219 United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and DeKalb Genetics Corp. v. Pioneer Hi-Bred Intl., Case No. 3:1998-cv-50186 United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.