Colbern C. Stuart, III, J.D.
4891 Pacific Hwy Ste 102
San Diego, CA 92110
2008-Present: President, California Coalition for Families and Children, PBC, San Diego, CA. Co-
founder and President of public benefit corporation advancing and defending civil rights of parents and
children in domestic dispute, juvenile justice, and parentage matters.
2013-Present: Editor-In-Chief, Weightier Matter. Online news and information resource for parents
and children in domestic disputes, juvenile justice, parenting, and civil rights. Roles include
investigation, research, writing, editing, and topical online news and resource development relating to
divorce industry racketeering and civil rights litigation.
2009-2013: Partner, Lexeiva, PC, Los Angeles, CA. Founding partner of six lawyer firm. Focus on
intellectual property and technology litigation, patent, copyright, trademark, trade secrets, racketeering
and civil rights, consumer litigation, child protection, Internet and new media litigation and consulting.
2008-2009: Partner, Katten, Muchin, & Rosenman, Los Angeles, CA. Lead intellectual property partner
in west coast office of international law firm. Intellectual property and technology litigation in patent,
copyright, trademark, and trade secret matters.
2005-2008: Partner, Heller, Ehrman, San Diego, CA. Partner in intellectual property practice of
international law firm focusing on patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret litigation and
counseling, white collar crime, civil rights.
2000-2005: Associate, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky, & Walker (Brobeck group), San Diego, CA.
Intellectual property practice of international law firm focusing on patents, copyrights, trademarks,
complex litigation and counseling, civil rights.
1994-2000: Associate, Partner, Cozen & O’Connor, San Diego, CA. Litigation focusing on complex
failure analysis, structural, mechanical, chemical, and electrical engineering, intellectual property, civil
1989: Intern, United States Attorney’s Office, Washington, DC. Assist United States Attorneys in
prosecution of felony crimes including homicide, rape, and related crimes.
California Coalition for Families and Children v. San Diego County Bar Association: Civil
Rights/RICO litigation adverse to the California divorce industry. Representation of parents’ and
children's rights organization in complex civil rights, racketeering, unfair competition, Lanham Act
litigation to vindicate parental civil rights and reform racketeering practices of the divorce industry,
family court judges, consultants, lawyers, and judicial administrators. The case is on appeal to the
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
M.G.M. v. Grokster: Representation of peer-to-peer technology company StreamCast Networks in
groundbreaking copyright litigation. Case resolved favorably at the United States Court of Appeals for
the Ninth Circuit, but reversed at the United States Supreme Court when the high court invented an
“inducement” theory not previously recognized at law, holding my clients liable in the first case of its
Microsoft v. Lindows: Representation of Lindows, Inc., a Linux operating system software company in
challenge to Microsoft Corporation’s WINDOWS trademark. Established that the WINDOWS mark is
"generic.” My client’s case resolved favorably with Microsoft paying Lindows $20 million to change its
Oakley v. Sunglass Hut: Representation of Luxotica, SPA, the world's largest sunglass manufacturer, in
patent infringement litigation case involving optics technology. My client’s case resolved favorably
after appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
1991-1995: Juris Doctor, cum laude, California Western School of Law; Brian D. Malloy Scholarship;
George H. Gafford Trial Team; multiple American Jurisprudence awards.
1993-1995: Executive Editor, California Western Law Review. Executive Editor for school’s official law
review publication; two editions yearly. Manage editorial board and team of thirty editors and writers,
professional and scholarly publication, editing, and submission review.
1992-1993: Staff Editor, California Western Law Review; Author, “Mean, Stupid Defendants Jarring
Our Constitutional Sensibilities: Due Process Limits on Punitive Damages After TXO Production v.
Alliance Resources” 30 Cal. W. L. Rev. 313 (1994).
1987-1990: Bachelor of Arts, Southern Methodist University; Political Science and Economics.
President, Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity.
1988: University College, Oxford University, Oxford, England. Sophomore Abroad program through
Southern Methodist University.
Author/Presenter, ''The Ghost In the Machine--Business Method Patents'' 2004 California State Bar
Intellectual Property Summit
Co-Author, Patent Litigation, John M. Benassi & Colbern C. Stuart, III, Practicing Law Institute (2003)
Co-Author, “Discovery and Privilege'', Chapter 6, Patent Litigation, Practicing Law Institute, Laurence
Pretty, ed., (2004, 2005, 2006)
Author, “MGM v. Grokster: Multimillion-Dollar Questions That the Supreme Court Did Not Answer”
Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal (August, 2005)
Author, “IP Gains Importance in the Valuation of Company Assets'' Intellectual Property Today, (May,
Author, “Don't Fear the Reaper: An Insurer's Liability for a Punitive Damages Award Against its
Insured,'' Litigation Review, Practicing Law Institute (November, 2000)
Author, ''Mean, Stupid Defendants Jarring Our Constitutional Sensibilities: Due Process Limits on
Punitive Damages After TXO Production v. Alliance Resources” 30 Cal. W. L. Rev. 313 (1994)
Author/Editor of dozens of articles at www.weightiermatter.com (2013-2015).
Memberships and Associations
1995-2012 State Bar of California
1996-2012 State Bar of Nevada
1997-present State Bar of Arizona
Past Professional Affiliations: American Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Los
Angeles County Intellectual Property Lawyers Association, San Diego County Bar Association, San
Diego Intellectual Property Lawyer's Association, Orange County Intellectual Property Lawyers
Association, William B. Enright Inns of Court.
References available upon request. See LinkedIn profile.