Technology Areas

Practice Areas


  • 2013 Volunteer of the Year – Truancy Intervention Project


  • State of Georgia, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 2008
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2010
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2011


The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL, Juris Doctor, 2007, cum laude

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, Master of Science in Physical Chemistry, Minor in Biochemistry, 2002

De Paul University, Chicago, IL, Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Biochemistry concentration, 1999


  • German
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Tara C. Stuart


Tara Stuart is an intellectual property attorney with experience in several areas of IP. Her practice includes litigation, patent opinions and analysis, patent drafting and prosecution, and post grant proceedings, including reexamination proceedings and Inter Partes Review. She has several years' experience working with innovative and generic pharmaceuticals, including litigation and opinions in support of Abbreviated New Drug Applications. Tara has experience with a broad range of technologies in addition to pharmaceuticals, including bioinformatics, biotechnology, medical devices, small molecules and chemical compositions, electronics, computer software and hardware, and e-commerce.

Prior to practicing law, Tara worked as a research assistant at the Loyola University Cardinal Bernardin Cancer center, where her research focused on leukemia research. Her responsibilities included biochemical and biological characterization of the MLL protein and MLL fusion proteins that are known to cause leukemia and related genes. Tara’s research involved studying the role of MLL and MLL fusion proteins in maintaining expression of downstream target genes, including the study and characterization of MLL mediated DNA methylation.

Tara has participated in all stages of Hatch-Waxman litigation and has served as a second chair litigator at trial. She has also been involved in several patent infringement litigation matters involving a variety of technologies, including computer software, e-commerce, telecommunications, and paper products, and has participated in Section 337 investigations before the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Experience Highlights

Associate, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2014-present

Associate, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, Atlanta, GA, 2012-2014

Associate, McGuireWoods LLP, Atlanta, GA, 2011-2012

Associate, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, Atlanta, GA, Summer


The Honorable Judge Gettleman, Northern District of Illinois, Judicial Extern, January

2006 - April 2006

Loyola University Oncology Institute, Maywood, IL, Research Specialist/Lab Manager,

October 2002 - August 2004


Medical companies file patent claims on DNA, Managed Healthcare Executive, October 1, 2012



Professional Affiliations

Intellectual Property Owners Association

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Lamar Inn of Court

Community/Civic Involvement

Truancy Prevention Project, Volunteer Attorney