Stephen C. Durant is a Shareholder in the law firm Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. in San Jose, Calif. Mr. Durant has written and prosecuted patents in a wide range of technologies including software, computers, electronic circuits, holography, MEMS, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, microprocessors, wired and wireless telecommunication devices, network architectures, database software, electronic design automation, disk drives, Internet software, motion picture animation, computer graphics processing and business methods.
Mr. Durant's practice is devoted to developing intellectual property portfolios aligned with business goals; enforcement and litigation strategy involving infringement, non-infringement and invalidity analyses, reexaminations and reissues; IP due diligence directed to financings, mergers & acquisitions and licensing; working with business managers to maximize portfolio value; assessing, avoiding and responding to third-party IP threats; and providing legal opinions. His experience also includes advising companies on copyright, trademark, trade secret and licensing
He has represented numerous high-technology clients including start-ups, emerging companies, public companies and universities in technology-related IP issues. Mr. Durant held leadership roles in the formation of the patent prosecution practices at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto and later at Morrison Foerster in San Francisco. Mr. Durant was a partner at each of those law firms.
Mr. Durant received his B.S.E.E. from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. from Cornell Law School.
He is an Editor-in-Chief of the AIPLA/Bloomberg BNA treatise Electronic and Software Patents: Law and Practice.
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