Stanton D. Weinstein is the former Intellectual Property Counsel for the Integrated Warfare Systems & Sensors Line of Business of Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems in Moorestown, NJ and Syracuse, NY. Stan's extensive experience includes patent, trademark and copyright law and practice, protection of proprietary information, and other aspects of intellectual property law; U.S. Government procurement regulations and clauses relating to patent rights and data rights; computer law, such as Internet/intranet issues, software licensing, and open source software issues; export controls; and intellectual property aspects of mergers and acquisitions. He began his intellectual property career with the U.S. Navy-wide Field Patent Program, including special assignments as Acting Patent Counsel, Naval Air Development Center, and as Acting Patent Counsel, Naval Training Equipment Center.
Stan is the Chair of the AIPLA Special Committee on Privacy & Data Security, and a recent past Chair of the AIPLA Mergers and Acquisitions Committee. Stan is also the Chair of the Patent Legislation Committee of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the American Bar Association (ABA). He is also Program Chair of the Benjamin Franklin American Inn of Court, and previously served Franklin Inn as Treasurer, a Board Member and the CLE Coordinator. Stan has served as President, officer, Board Member and Committee Chair of the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association. He is a longtime member of AIPLA and of ABA. Stan is a past President of the Central New York Patent Law Association, and a former Chairman of the Patent Law Committee of the Boston Patent Law Association. Stan has written and delivered various internal and external presentations and papers on intellectual property to legal professionals and others, variously covering the effect of prosecution history estoppel on patent claim coverage, intellectual property-related aspects of merger and acquisition activity, intellectual property rights in contracting with the U.S. Government, open source licensing, and overviews of intellectual property.
Stan was awarded a B.S.E.E. from Drexel University, a J.D. from Villanova University (receiving its Herman J. Obert Award in Corporations Law), and an M.S.E.E. from Syracuse University. He is admitted to the Bars of Pennsylvania, New York, the District of Columbia, Massachusetts and various Federal Courts. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Stan is also a Life Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and is a licensed Amateur Radio Operator. He is a member of Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, Sigma Pi Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies. Stan is a longtime volunteer historical interpreter at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, and is a Board Member of the Friends of Hopewell Furnace.