Stephanie Mishaga is an intellectual property lawyer who handles patent and trademark prosecution and litigation. Her practice spans technical areas including artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, blockchain, semiconductor manufacturing and devices, data and digital signal processing, file and database management software, graphical user interfaces, software architectures, medical devices and patient monitoring systems, digital health, fitness equipment, on-board diagnostic (OBD) devices, and power control systems.
Steph drafts and prosecutes patent applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). She performs freedom to operate and invalidity analyses. She has experience in patent and trade secret litigation-discovering evidence demonstrating software and source code misuse.
Steph has more than five years of industry experience in software testing and systems integration. As a former engineer at General Dynamics, Steph has substantial experience in combat systems weapon and sensor software development by integrating air/surface radars, guided missile systems, surface gun systems, and electronic weaponry detection systems. She spent significant time at sea, conducting software testing for the United States Navy. While working at Verizon Telematics, Steph designed OBD device software.
Steph's programming language experience includes Python, Linux, Matlab, Matlab Simulink, and Wireshark. Her software management system knowledge includes JIRA and IBM Rational Change. She took specialized academic courses in microelectronics, microelectronic circuit fabrication, dielectrics, integrated circuit simulations, and biomedical engineering.
Steph actively supports veterans of the United States Armed Forces through pro bono initiatives. She represents veterans appealing discharge characterizations and disability benefit decisions before the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
PTAB Bar Association Law Journal: Post-AIT Review of Real Party in Interest Decisions, PTAB Litigation Blog
Trial Court Denies Amendment of Contentions To Add Reexam Claims Following Successful IPR, PTAB Litigation Blog
USPTO Director’s Alleged Conflict Not Imputed to PTAB Administrative Patent Judges, PTAB Litigation Blog
- June 2020
Post-AIT Review of Real Party in Interest Decisions (Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property Volume 19, Issue 4, Article 4)
- August 2019
Strategies for Protecting AI Innovations
- July 2019
Biopharma Meets AI - Potential IP Protection Strategies
- June 2019
IP Protection Trends in Artificial Intelligence
- July 2018
Artificial Intelligence Deployed in Medical Devices: Patent Strategies and Challenges
- University of San Diego (J.D. 2018; Member, Law Review); Purdue University (M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering 2014); Clarkson University (B.S. in Electrical Engineering 2010)
- District of Columbia, California, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, and registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office