Stefan R. Stoyanov is the founder and managing member of the Firm.
For more than a decade Mr. Stoyanov has represented and counseled clients in numerous disputes and transactions involving all aspects of intellectual property and various business issues. His clients range from individuals and startups to Fortune 500 industry leaders. The matters he has handled for them include (click for list of Representative Litigation and Corporate Matters):
- patents, trade secrets, copyrights and trademarks;
- licensing and contract disputes;
- intellectual property portfolio management;
- registration and prosecution of trademarks, copyrights, and patents;
- intellectual property licensing and development of licensing strategies;
- due diligence for M&A transactions, buy-outs, investment, valuations, and assessment of potential liability.
Because of Mr. Stoyanov’s engineering background and ability to read and write source code, his matters often involve computer software and complex technologies, including:
- databases; distributed databases and data storage;
- electronics (cable modems, semiconductor devices, RFID, cell phones, video projectors, OLED);
- networking and communications (including various protocols, such as CDMA, TDMA, FDMA, DOCSIS, VOIP, HTTP, XML/SOAP, complex modulation techniques);
- internet systems (including back-end and server side applications for E-Commerce, Website translation and others);
- manufacturing and industrial automation;
- medical devices and life sciences (including immunoassays, pulse oximetry, stents, nutraceuticals)
- material science and composition
Before starting Stoyanov Law, Mr. Stoyanov worked in the Intellectual Property Boutique Fish & Neave (merged with Ropes & Gray in 2004), and later in the Intellectual Property groups of the top national law firms King & Spalding (2004-2007) and Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman (2007-2014).
Prior to attending law school Mr. Stoyanov developed a successful career as an engineer. He wrote software in various programming languages, and engineered hardware and software systems in the fields of robotics, automotive manufacturing, manufacturing process automation and materials handling, database management, data collection, semiconductor processing, networking and communications, business systems (EMS, ERP), and graphical user interfaces.