Stephanie Mishaga is an IP lawyer who handles patent and trademark matters. She practices before U.S. district courts and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Her experience spans technologies that involve artificial intelligence (AI) including life science AI applications, 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 and electrical vehicles, vapor products including electronic nicotine delivery systems, and utility power systems.
Steph is a registered patent attorney and represents clients 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 strong patent prosecution background, Steph performs freedom to operate, due diligence, and invalidity analyses. She has patent litigation and inter partes review experience before U.S. district courts and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Her trade secret litigation experience includes discovering evidence demonstrating source code misuse.
With more than five years industry experience as an engineer at General Dynamics, Steph is familiar with combat systems weapon and sensor software development and OBD devices. She integrated air/surface radars, guided missile systems, surface gun systems, and electronic weaponry detection systems aboard U.S. Navy ships.
Steph also actively represents United States Armed Forces veterans through pro bono initiatives. She has handled discharge characterization and disability benefit decision appeals 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; 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