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Bracewell & Giuliani’s Seattle Office Expands IP Litigation Practice

SEATTLE — Bracewell & Giuliani LLP has added Partner Douglas F. Stewart and Associate Jared D. Schuettenhelm to the firm’s Seattle IP litigation practice.

A registered patent attorney, Stewart focuses on patent infringement litigation and counseling. He represents clients in a wide scope of technologies including wireless network encryption, database optimization, telematics, cellular network data transmission, computer hardware and software, and chemical preservatives, among others. He has represented technology companies as both plaintiff and defendant, with a particular emphasis on assisting Japanese technology companies with U.S. patent issues.

Schuettenhelm, who is also a registered patent attorney, has a particular focus on patent litigation. His experience spans a wide range of technologies, including software, printers, semiconductors, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals. Before becoming an attorney, Schuettenhelm worked as a scientist and process engineer in the medical device industry.

“We are very excited to have Doug and Jared join us,” said Bracewell Managing Partner Mark C. Evans. “They have already hit the ground running and their knowledge of the diverse technology issues facing our clients will be a valuable resource for the entire firm.”

“Doug and Jared will be tremendous additions to our Seattle IP team,” said Paul W. Fox, managing partner of Bracewell’s Seattle office. “Their litigation experience complements our IP practice in Seattle and firm-wide, and their work with Asian-based clients will help us grow in that sector as well.”

Both Stewart and Schuettenhelm were previously with Dorsey & Whitney in Seattle.