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Overview

Bryan helps clients leverage intellectual property strategies and assets to meet business goals.

Bryan’s practice chiefly involves advising clients on intellectual property (IP) strategy, including how to use intellectual property to grow company value. His counsel touches upon all aspects of IP, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, and his client roster spans companies at all stages of growth, from start-ups to large multinational corporations.

Bryan understands that successful IP strategies may take years to execute and applying long-term strategic thinking to each portfolio, while building in flexibility for the future, can maximize the chances for success. He is a registered patent attorney and has extensive experience preparing and prosecuting patent, trademark, and copyright applications and managing intellectual property portfolios both domestically and internationally. Bryan regularly counsels clients on strategic intellectual property litigation matters, both offensively and defensively.


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Education

  • J.D., Emory University School of Law
    • With honors
    • Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal, Managing Editor
    • Intellectual Property Society, Member
    • TI:GER (Technological Innovation: Generating Economic Results), Member
    • Certificate in IP
  • B.S., Miami University
    • Manufacturing Engineering

Admissions

  • Georgia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Bryan is associated with the Chicago office for telephone and mailing purposes only. He is not admitted in Illinois.

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Georgia Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
  • Former Board Member & Chairman, Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Manufacturing Society
  • Industry Advisory Board Member, TI:GER (Technological Innovation: Generating Economic Results)


*Bryan works remotely in Illinois, practicing in Naperville. Contact Bryan via email or phone for in-person/virtual meetings. Use our Chicago address for mail/deliveries only (not licensed in Illinois).
Experience
  • Represented medical device manufacturer, later acquired by multi-billion-dollar medical device company, in developing and managing high-value patent portfolio.
  • Represent payments company in creating and managing high-value international patent portfolio.
  • Represent manufacturer for developing and managing high-value international patent portfolio related to a new category of food and beverage.
  • Represent well-known blockchain company for international trademark protection and enforcement.
  • Represented company in invaliding competitor's patents.
  • Representing publicly traded company on all aspects of intellectual property procurement.
  • Prepared, filed, and currently prosecuting complex family of patent applications for a Georgia-based network security company.
  • Prepared and prosecuted patent portfolio for Georgia-based wireless security company.
  • Represent large, international kiosk company in various patent prosecution and patent litigation matters.
  • Representing mobile device software development company for various corporate and intellectual property matters, including managing the company's patent and trademark portfolios.
  • Advise numerous start-up companies regarding branding and trademark strategies.
  • Represented defendants in a patent infringement action relating to printer toner cartridges.
  • Represented defendants in a patent infringement action relating to secure payments.
  • Represented Georgia-based utility services acquisition company in a trademark opposition proceeding before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).
News Releases | April 01, 2022
Husch Blackwell Adds Two Healthcare Partners to Virtual Office

Husch Blackwell is pleased to announce that Lisa T. Thomas and Bryan Stewart have joined the firm’s Healthcare, Life Sciences & Education industry group as partners.

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