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Year founded: 1996
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Rapid change, new technologies, and global commerce have redefined the practice of intellectual property law. Simply obtaining patents, trademarks, and copyrights without an IP strategy represents increased risk and missed opportunities.

Intellectual property is one of a company's most valuable assets. While all companies have strategies for maximizing and leveraging their use of capital, they may not have a plan for managing intellectual property. At Fishman Stewart, we believe that intellectual property should be managed in the same way companies manage their capital.

As strategic advisors to CEOs and senior executives throughout the world, we help maximize the value of "intellectual capital." Patents, trademarks copyrights and trade secrets are key elements of a company's business strategy. Managed effectively, they can protect new product lines, increase market share and head off competition.

Fishman Stewart's attorneys have developed IP management strategies for U.S. and foreign-based companies in every part of the world. Since 1996 we have obtained tens of thousands of patents and trademarks and represented our clients in hundreds of cases in federal court. Our attorneys are listed as Best Lawyers in America, World Trademark Review 1000, Patent 1000, Super Lawyers, Leading Lawyers, IP Stars and Martindale Hubbel Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

Contact us to find out how your company's intellectual property can become intellectual capital.


Fishman Stewart PLLC is metro ranked in 4 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Troy, MI
Tier 1 for Litigation - Intellectual Property
Tier 1 for Litigation - Patent
Tier 1 for Patent Law
Tier 1 for Trademark Law


Metro Rankings

Troy, MI
Tier 1 for Litigation - Intellectual Property
Tier 1 for Litigation - Patent
Tier 1 for Patent Law
Tier 1 for Trademark Law

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Copyright Law
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Patent Law
  • Trademark Law

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

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Client Comments

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Male: 6
Female: 5
Of Counsel (but not partners)
Male: 4
Female: 1
Male: 5
Female: 1


Awards are self-reported by firms and are not verified by the Best Law Firms rankings.
  • Best Law Firms
  • WTR 1000
  • Patent 1000
  • Juristat Best Patent Firms
  • Go-To Law Firm
  • State Bar of Michigan Pro Bono Circle of Excellence

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Management and Personnel

Founding Partner
Michael B. Stewart
Founding Partner
Michael D. Fishman


Marketing Manager
Nancy Uchno
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