Meet the Team

Bruce Stuckman, Ph.D.

Bruce Stuckman, Ph.D.

Of Counsel

Bruce Stuckman has been Of Counsel to Garlick & Markison since 2005 and has been a licensed patent attorney since 1993. Bruce specializes in building commercially valuable patent portfolios in high-tech fields, including telecommunications, electronics, artificial intelligence, quantum computing, web applications and media processing. Bruce has authored and prosecuted over 1,000 patents to issuance, many of which have been successfully sold, licensed, or litigated.

He has a long history of officer/board positions and has facilitated several multi-billion-dollar transactions.  Prior to joining Garlick & Markison, Bruce was Chief Patent Counsel of AT&T (formerly SBC Communications) while also serving as Vice President & General Counsel of an IP subsidiary he co-founded. Bruce’s work has been published more than sixty times and he has lectured dozens of times at professional conferences. In 2005, he was named a Fellow of the National Knowledge and Intellectual Property Management Taskforce. He is a co-author of Business Power: Creating New Wealth from IP Assets, John Wiley & Sons, 2007.

Bruce holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering (Magna Cum Laude), an M.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering, a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from Oakland University, and a J.D. (Cum Laude) from the University of Louisville. Prior to practicing law, Bruce was a tenured Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Louisville and a technical consultant to organizations such as General Motors, General Electric, British Petroleum, and the U.S. Government.  Bruce is himself an inventor on over 100 issued US patents.  The DIRECT search AI algorithm he co-developed has been used by researchers world-wide in over a thousand applications as diverse as quantum computing, medical imagery, microbiology, circuit design, optimization, particle physics and cloud computing.  A function set he developed for evaluating global optimization techniques are referred to in recent textbooks as the “Stuckman function”.