Myers Bigel Attorneys Steve Petroski, Peter Siddoway Named New Partners

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A. (Myers Bigel), the largest independent patent law firm in North Carolina, is 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.

Each Myers Bigel practice group, including biotechnology, chemistry, electronics and computing, litigation, mechanical, trademark, and university, is fully staffed by a steady team of dedicated legal professionals who connect on a technical level with the clients they serve. The firm’s experience with domestic and international patents is vast, having successfully filed in practically every country in the world.

Myers Bigel is located in the tech-heavy Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, allowing its talented legal team to service global technology leaders and innovative startups while maintaining strong, diverse relationships with law firms across the U.S. and overseas which are utilized based on individual client needs.

Myers Bigel is dedicated to providing our clients with the fullest protection possible for their intellectual property issues, with attorneys well-versed in prosecution and litigation to enforce or defend patent, trademark, copyright and trademarks in the face of increasing challenges brought on by continuing developments in the Internet and social media, healthcare, life sciences and technology.

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Award-winning Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A. (Myers Bigel) is a nationally ranked intellectual property law firm combining patent law expertise with real-world industry experience. We are the largest independent patent law firm in North Carolina, representing corporate and university clients around the world in acquiring, protecting, and exploiting patent assets, including patent preparation, prosecution, licensing, and litigation. Dedicated to best practices in patent law, Myers Bigel is consistently recognized over the years by legal media and industry organizations as one of the top performing law firms in the country for securing the highest quality patent grants from the USPTO for its clients, offering a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. For more information visit