STEWART L. GITLER holds a Bachelors of Chemical Engineering from The Cooper Union and received a J.D. from the Hofstra University School of Law. Mr. Gitler brings over 30 years of legal experience to the firm. Mr. Gitler has an extensive background in chemical patent practice and is experienced in all phases of U.S. and International trademark procurement and opposition practice as well as in unfair competition issues. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, New York State Bar, and he is licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. He is not presently authorized to practice law in Virginia. In addition, he has been named as a member of Virginia's legal elite for the years 2008-2015 and is rated as an AV Preeminent Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Ratings.