Stewart Mesher is a partner in the firm's Austin office. 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 the firm. Stewart was the chair of an IP boutique’s litigation practice group. Stewart was also 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.
Stewart 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.
Stewart 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.
Stewart 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 was recently listed in IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists, 2020 edition. He is also an active member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and is a member of INTA's Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee for the 2020-2021 term.
Stewart is also a founding faculty member of the firm’s mini-MBA program, an innovative professional development training program designed to orient associates to key business concepts that are integral to our clients’ business success.
Prior to joining the firm, Stewart 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.
- Recognized as a WTR 1000 World Leading Trademark Professional, World Trademark Review, 2022
- Appointed to the INTA's Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, 2022-2023
- Listed as a IAM Strategy 300 Global Leader, U.S., Texas, 2021
- Recognized in IAM Strategy 300 Global Leader, Patent Strategy, 2021
- Listed in IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists, 2020 and 2021
- Listed in The Best Lawyers in America©, 2018-2022
- AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell since 2010
- Texas Super Lawyer since 2012
- Managing Intellectual Property magazine's IP Star since in 2013