Stephen E. Belisle

Biography

Professional Experience

Stephen E. Belisle’s practice focuses on patent and trademark litigation in the U.S. district and appellate courts, Section 337 unfair import investigations before the U.S. International Trade Commission, USPTO contested proceedings, opinion work, and client counseling. He also has experience in patent prosecution, particularly in the fields of semiconductor wafer photolithography, recording devices, photocopying, printers, and photography.

 

Before joining Fitzpatrick, Mr. Belisle was a U.S. Army Airborne Ranger with the rank of Captain in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Mr. Belisle also has experience in engineering and design in the fields of plastics, molding, metal forming, and dies, and in manufacturing and production processes within those fields.

 

Education

  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 2000
  • M.B.A., Clarkson University, 1997
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, with great distinction, Clarkson University, 1992

 

Bar Admissions

Commonwealth of Virginia, 2000; District of Columbia, 2001; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal and Fourth Circuits; U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Virginia, Eastern District of Wisconsin and District of Columbia; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

 

Professional Activities

Chair, Online Programs Committee, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA); Past Member (6 years) and Co-Chair (3 years), District of Columbia Bar's Intellectual Property Law Section's Steering Committee, and Past Vice Chair, D.C. Bar's IP Law Section's Patent Committee; Virginia State Bar; Federal Circuit Bar Association; Federal Circuit Historical Society.

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