Myers Bigel pleased to announce that attorneys Stephen J. Petroski and Peter D. Siddoway have been named new partners effective January 1, 2015.
Petroski and Siddoway join 25 previously named partners at Myers Bigel with experience and degrees in a particular technology before earning their J.D.s, providing a rare perspective to deal with unique technical nuances of patent subjects.
“We’re thrilled to be able to recognize the important contributions of Steve and Peter to their colleagues and clients in pursuit of developing patents with real-world value,” Managing Partner David Purks said, adding, “They both represent our dedication to furthering best practices in patent law.”
Siddoway is a member of the firm’s busy Litigation practice. His Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from the University of Utah and prior industry experience as a chemist enables him to address intellectual property disputes, and particularly patent litigation. He is admitted to practice in both Ohio and North Carolina, as well as before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Siddoway’s experience in patent litigation involves a wide range of technologies, including digital cameras, automotive components, chemical compounds, and LEDs, and has litigated matters involving trademarks, restrictive covenants in employment agreements, and trade secrets. He also has significant experience in the field of Inter Partes Review and other contested proceedings in the Patent Office.
Active in the firm’s Mechanical and Trademark practice groups, Petroski is a registered Professional Engineer in North Carolina, utilizing his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, cum laude, from Duke University and his Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois. Following a five-year stint as a development and product engineer at Ingersoll Rand, Petroski received his Juris Doctor degree with honors from the University of North Carolina. He is a member of the North Carolina Bar and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Petroski has experience in patent preparation and prosecution in mechanical and electromechanical technologies and in client counseling including assisting clients in avoiding patent infringement.