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Jack Stuart


Jack is a highly decorated, retired USAF fighter pilot with a distinguished 28-year career of operational peacetime and combat fighter experience, as well as extensive experience at both Air Force Space Command Headquarters and the National Security Space Institute. He is one of only a handful within the National Security Space community uniquely qualified to bridge the gap between technical and policy domains, as a result of his strong electrical engineering (BSEE) and aeronautical science (MS) technical backgrounds, complemented by substantial legal knowledge gained from the study of law (JD) and years of practice as an attorney.

Jack’s broad international law, policy, and strategy skills, coupled with subject matter expertise in over 65 subject areas made him the natural choice to stand up DoD’s capstone Space Professional course, Space 300, at the National Security Space Institute. Handpicked as a spokesman-advocate to USECAF, NRO, and Congressional Strategic Space Subcommittee staff, he is an articulate, focused leader with a demonstrated record of rapidly adapting to and actively managing highly dynamic environments.

DoD- and Commercially-Seasoned Attorney

Jack’s extensive background in engineering, aviation, government, and business law qualifies him to provide key insights and counsel to his clients about the inner workings of the government agencies with which they collaborate. Additionally, his experience as corporate counsel to one the world’s largest natural and organic food distributors results from having drafted and edited thousands of contracts spanning the gamut of contract law – to include licensing, product, broker, third-party, employment, and a host of other agreement types – and including many agreements valued at $50M or more. Further, Jack’s government-contracting background helps him to arm his clients with an understanding of the potential landmines associated with government contracts, including those pitfalls associated with other contractors – prime or sub – when executing technically perplexing legal provisions, as well as the critical tools needed to avoid those issues.

Unique Insight into Government Cyber Programs

Jack is a three-time Top Gun winner in the F-117A as well as the founding architect and Director, Space 300, the capstone course for DoD space professionals. As the former Chief of Cyber Programs at USAF Space Command Headquarters, he was the Air Force’s lead fiscal programmer responsible for migrating and consolidating the Air Force’s multi-multi-billion-dollar cyber missions under one agency.

As a result of gaining depth in these diverse arenas, Jack possesses unique insights into the span of government programs as well as into fiscal programming. This broad government sector experience enables him to provide insights for his clients into the inner workings of the agencies with which they collaborate. Further, as a patent and intellectual property attorney, Jack ably represents his clients in all aspects of business- and intellectual-property-related transactions, whether those transactions deal directly with the government or with a prime or a subcontractor.

Patent Attorney and Airline Pilot

When he is not working in our main office in Colorado Springs, Jack is flying for a major airline. He is, in fact, the only patent attorney in the world who is also a current, qualified and active pilot for a major airline, further providing him unique insights into yet two other fields: aviation and aviation-related patent law. Jack currently flies internationally, holds an Air Transport Pilot qualification (essentially the “PhD” of flight ratings) in the Boeing B-777, Boeing 737, and Airbus A320 transport aircraft, and has amassed over 15,000 hours total time. Jack, his wife and two daughters reside in Colorado.

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office – Patent Attorney
  • S. District Court District of Colorado, 2014
  • California, 2009
  • Pilot, United Airlines – 1999-pres.
  • Counsel to United Natural Foods, Inc. – 2012-2018
  • USAF, T-38A (Instructor/Evaluator), F-4E (Instructor/Flight Lead/Mission Commander), F-4G (Instructor/Flight Lead/Mission Commander), F-117A (Evaluator/Instructor/Flight Lead/Mission Commander), T-38C (Instructor/Evaluator) 1985-1999, 2009-2013
  • (USAF Reserve 1999-2009)

  • JD. cum laude Oak Brook College of Law and Government Policy - Graduate School
    Fresno , CA 2007
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, Dean’s List United States Air Force Academy - Undergraduate School
    Colorado Springs , CO 1985
  • Master of Science, Aeronautical Science Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Graduate School
    Daytona Beach , FL 1995
  • N/A United States Air Command and Staff College - University
    Montgomery , AL 1995
  • N/A United States Air War College - University
    Montgomery , AL 2005
  • Undergraduate Pilot Training United States Air Force - University
    Colorado Springs , CO 1986
  • High-Tech and Software Patents
  • Corporate and Government Transactions
  • Government Contract Strategies
  • IP Issues Related to Government Contracts
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • California Bar Association, Member
Our Values What Our Work Means
  • We Maintain A Record of Success in Achieving Patent Coverage
    Every attorney has 20+ years of experience and has drafted and prosecuted hundreds of successful patent applications.
  • We Function At The Intersection Of Business, Law And Technology

    Our experience and knowledge converge at the intersection of intellectual property and government contracting. We are uniquely positioned not just as a provider of technical counsel, but also as part of business advisory teams.

  • We Provide Superior Legal Guidance and Value
    Experience in numerous business and engineering disciplines creates a knowledge base that makes it possible for our attorneys to assist clients in situations where IP legal advice only makes sense if placed within the context of a client’s complete business strategy.
  • We Develop Strategies to Enhance Competitive Advantage
    We come up with great IP strategies to enhance our client’s competitive advantage but recognize that the technology will change, the environment will change, the competition will change and so will our plan; we’re ready.
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