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Coke Morgan Stewart

Senior Counsel

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Coke Morgan Stewart is a Senior Counsel in O’Melveny’s Washington, D.C., Office. She is a seasoned intellectual property and appellate litigator with decades of experience in private practice and government service—including serving as the second highest-ranking officer of the United States Patent & Trademark Office.

Coke has represented patent holders and accused infringers in complex patent matters, including through jury trials in the Eastern District of Texas and the Eastern District of Virginia. She is the rare appellate specialist with more than 60 Federal Circuit appeals to her name.

During her tenure at the USPTO, Coke served in many roles, including as Acting Deputy Director, Acting Chief of Staff, and Acting Deputy Solicitor, as well as Counsel to the Director, Senior Policy Advisor, and Associate Solicitor. In these roles, she advised multiple administrations on a wide array of legal and policy matters, from patent eligibility to drug pricing to artificial intelligence. She was honored with multiple awards, including for her work supporting the agency during the pandemic and the presidential transition.

Before joining O’Melveny, Coke taught Appellate Advocacy at the Regent University School of Law, where she served as faculty advisor to the Intellectual Property Law and Entertainment Society and supervised student scholarship in social media regulation, copyright and patent law. She then served as Deputy Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Virginia, overseeing hundreds of active federal and state court cases and internal investigations, and supervising 150 attorneys and professionals in the areas of healthcare, education, and social services.

Recent Articles by Coke Morgan Stewart

Winning Strategies at the Federal Circuit

Knowing your way around the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC)—the specialized appellate court that has exclusive jurisdiction over patent cases—is essential to success in patent appeals. Founded in 1982, the Federal Circuit is the thirteenth federal court of appeals, and has nationwide jurisdiction over many types of cases, including international trade, government contracts, patents, trademarks, certain monetary claims against the United States government, federal personnel, and veterans’ benefits, among others.

Upcoming Events with Coke Morgan Stewart

Women’s IP Forum

August 26-27, 2024

Past Events with Coke Morgan Stewart