Stuart (Stu) Shapley is a principal attorney in the intellectual property group. Stu brings 20 years of experience in patent prosecution and litigation providing solutions across a broad spectrum of legal issues, technologies, and industries. His clients range from Fortune 100 companies to startups.
In addition to his legal practice, Stu works as a mentor with several Austin area accelerators to help early-stage companies protect their core IP and obtain seed and angel round funding. Stu is a graduate of Harvard University, earning an A.B. in physics cum laude. He is also fluent in German.
- Lead associate representing electronics manufacturer in multi-party patent litigation in the Eastern District of Texas in a patent dispute concerning Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) technology;
- Core member of team defending pharmaceutical manufacturer in multi-party patent litigation, participated in drafting Markman brief that led to favorable claim construction and partial summary judgment at trial, as well as Federal Circuit appeal brief;
- Drafting and prosecuting patent applications for computer hardware and software, medical devices and mechanical systems;
- Prepared invalidity opinions and freedom to operate studies involving a variety of technologies, including laptop computers, casino equipment, and automotive engines.
University of Virginia School of Law, 2003
Harvard University, 1999
Associations & Memberships
Registered U.S. Patent Attorney
Austin Intellectual Property Association
The Honorable Lee Yeakel Intellectual Property Inn of Court
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office