Stephanie Mishaga is an IP lawyer who handles patent and trademark prosecution and litigation. She practices before U.S. district courts and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Her experience spans technologies including artificial intelligence (AI), life science AI applications, radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, bioinformatics, blockchain, semiconductor devices, field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), digital signal processing, database management software, graphical user interfaces, software architectures, medical devices and patient monitoring systems, digital health, fitness equipment, on-board diagnostic (OBD) devices, renewable energy technologies including solar panels and electrical vehicles, electronic nicotine delivery systems, and utility power systems.
Steph is a registered to practice before the USPTO. Relying on her industry experience as an electrical engineer, Steph has drafted and prosecuted patent applications and handled trademark opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). Utilizing her patent prosecution background, Steph performs freedom to operate, due diligence, and invalidity analyses. She has handled patent litigation and inter partes reviews. Her trade secret litigation experience includes discovering evidence demonstrating source code misuse.
Steph is a member of the Firm's Women in IP initiative. She also has an active pro bono practice assisting United States Armed Forces veterans. Steph also worked on a pro bono project involving animal law.
With more than five years industry experience as an engineer, Steph has experience with combat systems weapon and sensor software development and OBD devices. She integrated radars, guided missile systems, surface guns, and electronic weaponry detection systems aboard U.S. Navy ships.
PTAB Bar Association Law Journal: Post-AIT Review of Real Party in Interest Decisions, 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; Tau Beta Pi)
- 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