James G. McEwen, a founding partner of Stein McEwen & Bui, has prepared and prosecuted patent applications in computer hardware and software, control systems, mechanical and optical devices, semiconductor manufacturing, batteries, and display device technologies. In addition, Mr. McEwen has prepared and been involved in patent validity and infringement opinions, reissue and reexamination proceedings, intellectual property licensing and settlement negotiations, intellectual property licensing with elements of the Federal government, trademark prosecution, domain name disputes, trade secret protection, and provided litigation support in patent infringement claims.
David S. Bloch is a partner with the law firm of Winston & Strawn, LLP., San Francisco office. He focuses his practice on complex intellectual property disputes, as well as the intersections of antitrust, government contracts, and intellectual property law. Mr. Bloch is a graduate of Reed College (B.A.) and The George Washington University (M.P.H., J.D. with honors), and he served as a Fellow in International Trade Law at the University Institute of European Studies in Turin, Italy, in 1997.
Richard M. Gray is Associate General Counsel in the Office of the Deputy General Counsel for Acquisition & Logistics, Department of Defense. His primary duties include advising the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration / DoD Chief Information Officer, and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, on cyberspace and information law, intellectual property, information and technology acquisitions, and technology transfer. He chairs the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council's Patents, Data, and Copyright Committee, and serves as a subject matter specialist for the Federal Acquisition Regulations Law Team. Mr. Gray's contributions to this work are made in his personal capacity, not in connection with his official duties at the Department of Defense.
John T. Lucas is the Assistant General Counsel for Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in Washington, D.C. He is responsible for conducting the DOE's intellectual property and technology transfer programs and formulating DOE policy in those areas. Throughout his career at DOE, he has counseled program clients on issues concerning patent, trademark, and copyright law, as well as licensing, litigation, and technology transfer. Before joining DOE in 1994, Mr. Lucas was in private practice in Chicago, IL. Mr. Lucas holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia, a J.D. from George Mason University School of Law, and a LL.M. in Intellectual Property with honors from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago. He is a member of the Illinois and District of Columbia Bars, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court. He has served as President of the Government Intellectual Property Law Association and has chaired the Interagency Working Group on Alternate Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property. Mr. Lucas' contributions to this work are made in his personal capacity, not in connection with his official duties at DOE.