Stephanie L. Dowdy

Associate / Dallas Metro Office

Stephanie prepares and prosecutes patent applications pertaining to the mechanical, electromechanical and biomedical fields. In addition, she assists in the preparation of legal opinions, including invalidity, patentability and freedom-to-practice opinions. She also works on a variety of intellectual property litigation matters, including patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret claims.

Stephanie strives to create solutions that serve her client’s best interest. Easy-to-work with and personable, Stephanie’s clients appreciate that she carefully analyzes and communicates the opportunities and threats so that the best possible decision can be made going forward. Stephanie’s goal is to deliver comprehensive research and high-quality work product to every matter. She is dedicated to understanding the industry in which her client’s operate. An engineer herself, Stephanie easily interacts with other engineers and inventors who appreciate her technical ability when analyzing, discussing and articulating the distinguishing features of their innovations.

Representative Patent Matters

  • Joseph D. Stern v. Globus Medical, Inc. (U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware)
  • LD Technology, LLC v. Impeto Medical SAS v. LD Technology/A. Maarek (U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida)
  • SPG International, LLC v. InterMetro Industries Corporation (U.S District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee)
  • DiamondOP, LLC v. Delta Faucet Company and Masco Corporation of Indiana d/b/a Delta Faucet Company d/b/a Brizo (U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas)
  • Sportstar Athletics, Inc. v. Under Armour, Inc. (U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas)
  • The Viking Corporation v. Victaulic Company (U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan)
  • Kingspan Insulated Panels, Inc. v. Centria GP and Centria, Inc. (U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan)
  • UUSI, LLC d/b/a Nartron v. Robert Bosch LLC and Brose North America, Inc. (U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan)
  • UUSI, LLC d/b/a Nartron v. Webasto Roof Systems, Inc. (U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan)
  • CTB, Inc. v. Marting Manufacturing of Iowa, Inc. (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • OptimizeRx Corporation v. Physicians Interactive Inc., Physicians Interactive Holdings, Inc., and Skyscape.com, Inc. (U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan)
  • Hunts Point Ventures, Inc. v. Epson America, Inc. (U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin)
  • AS America v. Masco Corporation of Indiana d/b/a Delta Faucet Company (U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey)
  • Process Controls International, Inc., d/b/a Automation Service v. Emerson Process Management et al. (U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri)
  • Autoform Engineering, GMBH v. Engineering Technology Associates, Inc. (U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan)

Representative Trademark Matters

  • Dassault Systemes, S.A. v. Keith Childress (U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan)
  • LD Technology, LLC v. Impeto Medical SAS v. LD Technology/A. Maarek (U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida)
  • MAN-D-TEC, Inc. v. Nylube Products Company, LLC. (U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona)

Representative Copyright Matters

  • Dassault Systemes, S.A. v. Keith Childress (U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan)
  • Wolf v. Oakland University Board Of Trustees, et al. (U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan)
  • RGIS, LLC v. WIS International (U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan)

Representative Trade Secret Cases and other cases

  • Turbo 2-N-1 Grips, Inc. v. Louis Marquez and Metro Detroit Bowling & Skills Center, LLC (State of Michigan) – Breach of Contract and Unfair Competition
  • Immerson Graphics, Inc., d/b/a IGI v. Navistar, Inc. (U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan) – Trade Secret and Unfair Competition

While pursuing her engineering degree, Stephanie worked at ChevronTexaco Pipeline as an engineering intern and at General Motors as a Product Engineer in noise and vibration on car platforms, drive-ability, and fuel economy pertaining to full-size truck platforms. After graduation, Stephanie worked at General Motors as a Powertrain Engineer, where she calibrated V8 full-size truck and 2.0L turbo engines. In law school, Stephanie worked as a full-time Patent Clerk at Harness Dickey, assisting in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications and litigation matters.

AWARDS & Distinctions

  • Lawyer Monthly, Women in Law Award in Intellectual Property, 2019  
  • Lawyer Monthly, Legal Awards in Aviation & Aerospace, 2019
  • Lawyer Monthly, Super Lawyer, 2019
  • Bronze and Silver Key Scholar
  • Business Administration Dean’s Scholar
  • Marie L. Nash Memorial Scholar
  • David Mackenzie Honoree

memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Wayne Intellectual Property Student Association, Past President and Secretary

Education

J.D., Wayne State University, 2012

M.B.A., Wayne State University, 2012

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2006

Bar & Court Admissions

Michigan

Texas

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Eastern District of Michigan

Western District of Michigan