People: Stephen D. Lott, Associate

Stephen D. Lott

Associate

Chicago
Direct: (312) 460-5343
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Stephen D. Lott is an associate in the Intellectual Property department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Chicago office.
 
Mr. Lott specializes in trademark portfolio management, clearance, and prosecution. He also represents clients in intellectual property litigation in federal and state courts, as well as in proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.  Mr. Lott is a member of the American Bar Association’s Section of Intellectual Property, where he works on projects involving the drafting of resolutions to Congress and to the USPTO concerning emerging issues in trademark law.  In addition, Mr. Lott serves as a volunteer attorney at John Marshall Law School’s pro bono trademark clinic in Chicago, wherein he supervises law students’ clearance and prosecution of trademark applications on behalf of startup businesses and individual entrepreneurs.
 
Prior to joining Seyfarth Shaw, Mr. Lott worked as an associate at a boutique IP firm in Chicago, where he represented a variety of corporate clients in domestic and international intellectual property procurement and protection.  While in law school, Mr. Lott served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Florida Journal of International Law and as the Managing Editor of the Journal of Technology Law & Policy.  He also completed clerkships for the Washington State Attorney General’s Office, Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, and a small North Florida law firm specializing in regulatory compliance and white collar defense.
Stephen D. Lott is an associate in the Intellectual Property department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Chicago office.
 
Mr. Lott specializes in trademark portfolio management, clearance, and prosecution. He also represents clients in intellectual property litigation in federal and state courts, as well as in proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.  Mr. Lott is a member of the American Bar Association’s Section of Intellectual Property, where he works on projects involving the drafting of resolutions to Congress and to the USPTO concerning emerging issues in trademark law.  In addition, Mr. Lott serves as a volunteer attorney at John Marshall Law School’s pro bono trademark clinic in Chicago, wherein he supervises law students’ clearance and prosecution of trademark applications on behalf of startup businesses and individual entrepreneurs.
 
Prior to joining Seyfarth Shaw, Mr. Lott worked as an associate at a boutique IP firm in Chicago, where he represented a variety of corporate clients in domestic and international intellectual property procurement and protection.  While in law school, Mr. Lott served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Florida Journal of International Law and as the Managing Editor of the Journal of Technology Law & Policy.  He also completed clerkships for the Washington State Attorney General’s Office, Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, and a small North Florida law firm specializing in regulatory compliance and white collar defense.

Education

  • J.D., University of Florida (2011)
    Editor-in-Chief, Florida Journal of International Law
    Managing Editor, Journal of Technology Law & Policy
  • B.A., University of Florida, major in history and minor in art history (2008)
    Anderson Scholar of High Distinction
    University of Florida Honors Program
    Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
    Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society
    President, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Florida
  • District of Columbia

Courts

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Section of Intellectual Property Law)

Publications

  • “Getting Under Fido’s Skin: Analyzing the Objections to Mandatory Pet Microchipping Laws,” 7 OKLA. J. L. & TECH. 52 (2011)
  • “Culture War in the Classroom: A Legal Analysis of the 2010 Texas Curriculum Controversy,” 13 TEX. TECH. ADMIN. L.J. 101 (2011)
  • “Gandara v. Bennet: Does the Eleventh Circuit’s Decision Presage the Future of Article 36 in American Jurisprudence?”  22 FLA. J. INT'L L. 145 (2010)