Additional Experience Overviews for Tara C. Stuart

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's practice includes drafting and prosecuting U.S. and international patent applications, client counseling, and post grant proceedings. Tara has experience with a broad range of technologies, including chemicals and chemical formulations, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, mechanical devices, semiconductors, bioinformatics and computer software. Tara has experience with a variety of composition and formulation types, including mechanical devices, liquid compositions, solid-state compositions, ingestible, injectable, transdermal, and topical formulations, and wearable and implantable drug delivery devices and sensory aids. She also has several years' litigation experience with an emphasis in pharmaceutical litigation under the Hatch-Waxman Act.   

Prior to practicing law, Tara worked as a research assistant at the Loyola University Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, where she studied leukemia. Her research focused on characterizing and understanding the interactions between MLL proteins and their DNA targets. Specifically, she investigated the role of protein and DNA mutations and DNA methylation in the onset of leukemia.  Tara has also conducted graduate level research in a diverse array of technologies and scientific disciplines. In the field of nuclear chemistry, Tara created customized computer programs to analyze heavy atom collision data to help understand the process of element formation in supernova explosions. In the field of physical chemistry, Tara studied structure and related characteristics of glasses and glass-ceramics through techniques including NMR and computer modeling. In the field of biophysical and biological chemistry, Tara performed kinetic assays and structure-function studies on catalytic RNA molecules and proteins.

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

MLL protects CpG clusters from methylation within the Hoxa9 gene maintaining transcript expression., Erfurth, F. E.; Popovic, R.; Grembecka, J.; Cierpicki, T.; Theisler, C.; Xia, Z. B.; Stuart, T.; Diaz, M. O.; Bushweller, J. H.; Zeleznik-Le, N. J., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Bromodomain and histone acetyltransferase domain specificities control mixed lineage leukemia phenotype. Santillan, D. A.; Theisler, C. M.; Ryan, A. S.; Popovic, R.; Stuart, T.; Zhou, M. M.; Alkan, S.; Zeleznik-Le, N. J., Cancer research

Has The Supreme Court Incorrectly Expanded § 271(E)(1) To Risk A Regulatory Taking?, 5 J. Marshall Rev. Intell. Prop. L. 216 (2006)



Professional Affiliations

Intellectual Property Owners Association

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Lamar Inn of Court

Community/Civic Involvement

Truancy Prevention Project, Volunteer Attorney