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Stolowitz Ford Cowger LLP
Graciela G. Cowger
Steve S. Ford
Micah D. Stolowitz
Bryan D. Kirkpatrick

Michael A. Cofield
Jeffrey S. Marlink

Of Counsel
Mark Meininger // Of Counsel

Admininstrative Staff
Kelly Knapp // Accounting
Heather Kulin // Legal Assistant
Christine Pavlyk // Legal Assistant / Operations Manager
Dawn Rhoads // Legal Assistant

Micah D. Stolowitz  //  Partner

Direct Line: 503.546.1820


  • J.D., Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, 1981 (Associate Editor, Lewis & Clark Law Review, 1980-81)
  • B.S. University of California at Berkeley, 1976, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, cum laude

Bar Admissions/Jurisdictions

  • Oregon State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Areas of Specialty
Micah is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and concentrates his practice on intellectual property matters, including patent, trademark and copyright law; IP licensing and transfers; patent validity and infringement studies; and neutral engagements as a Special Master or similar judicial adjunct roles. His technical experience spans a wide variety of electronics, computer science, Internet, telecommunications, wireless, printing, imaging, scanning, and other technologies.

Micah has experience as a federal court Special Master in patent litigation, expert witness in a wireless telecommunications patent-related litigation, and Discovery Master in a complex, state court trade secret litigation.

Professional Activities and Honors

  • Fellow, Academy of Court Appointed Masters
  • Selected to Oregon Super Lawyers® list in intellectual property every year since 2006
  • Adjunct Professor, patent litigation, Northwestern School of Law (2007)
  • Member, Multnomah County and American Bar Associations
  • Member, Oregon State Bar (member at large, Executive Committee, Intellectual Property Law Section (1998-99)
  • President and Board Member, Oregon Patent Law Association
  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

Selected Presentations and Publications

  • "The Patent Reform Act of 2009 – Reexamination and Post-Grant Review," The IPC Legal Browser, Newsletter of the Federal Bar Association's Intellectual Property and Communications Law Section (Fall 2009)
  • Panelist: "Patent Opinion Letters," Fifth Northwestern School of Law Intellectual Property Conference (2003)
  • "Patents: The Secret is Out — Publication of Pending U.S. Patent Applications," CLE Boot Camp (The Seminar Group, 2002)
  • Panelist: "Business Method Patents," Fourth Annual Northwestern School of Law Intellectual Property Conference (2001)

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