Steptoe’s patent practice develops and enforces patent portfolios in the United States and helps guide and coordinate the development and enforcement of patents abroad.  We have extensive experience in several industries, in the following core practice areas:

  • Electronics
  • Software
  • Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Materials Science
  • Nanotechnology
  • Mechanical
  • Business Methods

Our lawyers have practical experience in these and other fields in academia and industry and provide sound and practical advice grounded in a thorough knowledge of the law.  We skillfully guide clients through all phases of patent and technology protection, including the following:

Our registered patent attorneys have prosecuted thousands of patents in the various core technology areas and have engaged in numerous district court, agency, and appellate proceedings.

We also frequently counsel clients on patent portfolio development and we conduct due diligence investigations on behalf of investment groups and clients in pre-merger negotiations.