Stuart J. West

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Attorney in Walnut Creek, CA

West & Associates, A PC
 | 3050 Citrus Cir, Suite 207
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Phone: 925-262-2220
Fax: 925-262-2205
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property (80%),
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • German
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

Attorney Stuart J. West is the founder and managing patent attorney for West & Associates, which has its main office in Walnut Creek, California, and a satellite office in Mountain View, California. Through his law firm, Mr. West represents clients with all of their legal needs involving obtaining, protecting and enforcing their intellectual property rights, including patents, trademarks, service marks, trade secrets, trade names and copyrights.

Along with being a licensed attorney, Mr. West is also a registered professional engineer and licensed general and engineering contractor in California. With this background, he focuses primarily on intellectual property matters involving a wide range of computer, semiconductor and telecommunications technologies as well as mechanical, electrical and civil engineering innovations.

Mr. West received both his bachelor and master's degrees in engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1993 and 1995, respectively. He also received his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of North Dakota in 2010. In 1998, he obtained his Juris Doctor from Golden Gate University School of Law and his license to practice from The State Bar of California. He also holds his license to practice law in Washington, D.C., and he is a licensed solicitor in England and Wales.

In addition to practicing law before all California state courts, Mr. West is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of California, the Northern District of Florida and the Central District of Illinois, as well as the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the 9th Circuit. He also practices extensively before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Active in several professional legal organizations, Mr. West currently serves as president for the Intellectual Property Law Section of the Contra Costa County Bar Association, and he is a founding member of San Francisco's Licensing Executives Society. He is also a member of the American Bar Association and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Intellectual Property
  • 20%Intellectual Property Litigation
Focus Areas

Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law


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Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020

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About Stuart West

Admitted: 1999, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Second Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude Graduate, Electrical Engineering, 2010
  • Super Lawyers Selectee, Northern California SuperLawyers, SuperLawyers, 2019
  • Superb Rated Attorney, Superb Rated Attorney, AVVO, 2019
  • Reader's Choice Awards, 2018
  • Top Attorneys In Northern California, 2018
  • Northern California Top Lawyers, 2018
  • Top Trademark Firms
  • Top Patent Firms
  • Northern California Super Lawyer, 2016, 2016
  • Best Chapter Award, Licensing Executives Society
  • Full-tuition Academic Scholarship, Merit Scholar, Golden Gate University School of Law, 1995
  • Civil Engineering Honor Society, Chi Epsilon, Engineering Honors Society, 1993

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Admitted to Practice before the United States Supreme Court, 2019
  • Licensed Attorney, California
  • Licensed Attorney, Washington D.C.
  • Licensed Solicitor, England & Wales
  • Licensed General and Engineering Contractor - California
  • Registered Professional Engineer, California
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker - -California

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States Supreme Court Admission, 2019
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
  • United States District Court of California, Northern District
  • United States District Court of California, Central District
  • United States District Court of Illinois, Central District
  • United States District Court of Florida, Northern District
  • American Bar Association
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • President, Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Women's Initiative Volunteer Attorney
  • Contra Costa Innovation Center, Founding Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • A Patent Attorney Shares IP Insights
  • Patent Reform for NBI
  • Trademark Litigation for NBI
  • IP Basics for CCC Libraries
  • Copyright Fair Use for NBI
  • IP Fundamentals for PLI
  • Patent Basics for CCC Lib.
  • Cover Your ASSets CCCBA
  • Ethics in Negotiation for LES

Representative Clients:

  • CommScope
  • Arris
  • Motorola

Educational Background:

  • University of California, Berkeley, M.S. in Engineering, 1995
  • University of North Dakota, B.S. in Electrical Engineering, 2010
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.S. in Engineering, 1993
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Office Location for Stuart J. West

3050 Citrus Cir
Suite 207
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Phone: 925-262-2220

Fax: 925-262-2205

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Last Updated: 3/5/2020

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