- Chemical Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Food Science
- Internet & E-Commerce
- Mechanical Engineering
- Metallurgy & Ceramics
- Pharmaceuticals & Pharmaceutical Formulation
- Polymer & Materials Science
- Semiconductor Devices & Processing Methods
- 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
- REVIEW OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW, Editor-in-Chief
- Dean’s Scholarship
- Edward D. Rosenberg Memorial Scholarship, CALI award: Torts II, Constitutional Law II
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
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.
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
- September 23, 2014
Cantor Colburn announced that it has hired seven attorneys to work in its Hartford, Atlanta, and Detroit offices. The new hires have experience in a diversity of technologies- chemistry, chemical engineering, physics, electrical engineering, and biomedical engineering- and are also IP attorneys.
- June 13, 2016New York, New York
Tara Stuart will attend the American Conference Institute's 6th Annual Summit on Biosimilars, a forum on legal, regulatory, commercial, and patent strategies for the emerging U.S. biosimilars landscape, on June 13-14, 2016, in New York City.
- March 1, 2016Atlanta, Georgia
Cantor Colburn is sponsoring The IP Strategy Summit: Atlanta on March 1 at the Twelve Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia, where Co-Managing Partner Philmore Colburn II will be a featured speaker.
Intellectual Property Owners Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Lamar Inn of Court
Truancy Prevention Project, Volunteer Attorney