Schwabe Joins Forces with IP Boutique Stolowitz Ford Cowger LLP
We are proud to announce that Schwabe has brought on board Stolowitz Ford Cowger LLP (StoFoCo), a seven-attorney Portland-based intellectual property/patent boutique law firm.
Schwabe's IP practice now includes 32 leading IP attorneys along with an exceptional team of highly experienced paralegals. That makes it one of the largest IP groups in a full-service law firm in the Pacific Northwest. StoFoCo's diversified client base and in-depth knowledge of electrical engineering, optics and other technical disciplines will now be combined with Schwabe's existing capabilities in software, e-commerce, telecommunications, semiconductor, media, biotech, medical device and consumer product sectors.
"Joining forces with StoFoCo complements the deep talent we currently have on our full-service intellectual property team. This combined team has a long history of protecting, enforcing, and commercializing clients' intellectual property rights, both in the United States and abroad. Our shared values and similar culture centered on excellent client service signify that Schwabe and StoFoCo have the right synergy and fit, for the firm and for our clients, as we continue to focus on protecting our clients' inventions and their brands." – Steven Prewitt, Chair of Schwabe's Intellectual Property Practice Group
The team from StoFoCo brings extensive experience in the tech industry, including specifically in electronics, software, e-commerce, nuclear, and wireless, all of which are important areas for future growth and align well with Schwabe's goal to stay on the cutting edge of where the economy and tech industry are headed. Prior to becoming patent attorneys, StoFoCo's founders had worked as engineers at technology companies, including Hewlett-Packard, Texas Instruments and Xerox.
The seven new Schwabe attorneys include Micah Stolowitz, Steve Ford, Graciela Cowger, Bryan Kirkpatrick, Michael Cofield, Jeffrey Marlink and Mark Meininger. In addition, Schwabe has brought over four paralegals and one legal assistant.
We had extensive discussions with several larger law firms, and Schwabe and its IP group stood apart both in terms of cultural fit and providing the breadth and depth of expertise that can help our clients succeed, in the patent arena as well as areas outside of IP.– Micah Stolowitz