Mitch Stockwell focuses his practice on intellectual property dispute resolution, with particular emphasis on patent infringement, trade secret and related intellectual property litigation and licensing transactions. He also handles inter partes reviews, reexaminations and other adversary proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Mr. Stockwell has represented companies in more than 60 lawsuits and arbitrations in federal courts throughout the country. He has tried to verdict, and litigated through judgment and appeal, more than a dozen disputes. He has litigated and evaluated patents and trade secret claims in technologies including cable and telephony communications, wireless communications (including GSM, NMTS and VOIP standards) software, e-commerce, electronics, medical products (including athletic knee and hip systems) and athletic shoes and equipment.
Mr. Stockwell was selected by his clients to BTI Consulting’s 2010 and 2011 Client Service All-Star Team in recognition of his client service excellence. He was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Intellectual Property Law in 2017 and the nine years immediately preceding. He was named to The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers for 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2014 and the International Who's Who of Patent Lawyers in 2007, 2011 and 2013. Mr. Stockwell was also recognized as a Georgia “Super Lawyer” in Intellectual Property Law in 2009 and in Intellectual Property Litigation in 2017 and the eight years immediately preceding by Super Lawyers magazine. He is listed in the 2016 and each of the seven years immediately preceding editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Mr. Stockwell has been recognized as one of Georgia Trend’s 2012 “Legal Elite” in the areas of General Practice/Trial Law and Intellectual Property Law. He has been selected as a “2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property” by Martindale-Hubbell and American Lawyer Media in The American Lawyer & Corporate Counsel magazine. Mr. Stockwell was named a 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. In 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, he was named a top patent practitioner by IAM Patent 1000 – The World's Leading Patent Practitioners. Mr. Stockwell is AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*
Mr. Stockwell regularly assists companies with intellectual property and related disputes and counseling. He has spoken on related topics at seminars sponsored by the ABA, PLI and various state and national bar and CLE organizations. Mr. Stockwell acted as an adjunct professor for the University of Georgia on intellectual property courses, and is an active member in the State Bar of Georgia.
*CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure’s standards and policies.
Professional & Community Activities
American Bar Association, Member
American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
Co-Chair, Atlanta Program, Practising Law Institute's Patent Litigation (2003-2010)
Federal Bar Association, Member
Patent Bar of the United States, Member
State Bar of Georgia, Investigative Panel, Former Member
University of Georgia School of Law, Former Adjunct Professor