Areas of Practice
  • The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 2008, Staff Editor, The Review of Intellectual Property Law
  • University of Texas at Austin, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1996
Bar & Court Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois
  • US Patent and Trademark Office
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Stephanie L. Roberts

1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20036
TEL: +1 202 429 6487
FAX: +1 202 429 3902

Stephanie L. Roberts, an associate in Steptoe's Washington office, focuses primarily on patent litigation in district courts as well as Section 337 investigations before the US International Trade Commission (ITC) and appeals at the Federal Circuit.  Ms. Roberts also prepares and prosecutes patent applications before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and provides freedom-to-operate opinions.  In addition, Ms. Roberts has experience litigating copyright, trademark, and trade dress cases, and with proceedings at the USPTO, including inter partes review proceedings and reexaminations.

Ms. Roberts handles matters across a variety of industries and technical areas, including semiconductors, mechanical devices, business methods, and telecommunications.  She has a decade of experience as an engineer and project manager for top-tier companies in the semiconductor, manufacturing, and aerospace industries.

Representative Matters

  • Certain Vision-Based Driver Assistance System Cameras And Components Thereof, Inv. Nos. 337-TA-899, 907, International Trade Commission
  • BMG Rights Management (US) LLC et al. v. Cox Enterprises, Inc., et al., Case No. 1:14-cv-01611, Eastern District of Virginia
  • Thomas & Betts International LLC et. Al v. Burndy LLC et al., Case No. 2:14-cv-02296, Western District of Tennessee
  • Certain Digital Media Devices, Including Televisions, Blu-Ray Disc Players, Home Theater Systems, Tablets and Mobile Phones, Components Thereof and Associated Software, Inv. No. 337-TA-882, International Trade Commission
  • Continental Automotive Systems v. Schrader-Bridgeport, Case No. 14-1573, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Iris Corporation v. Japan Airlines International, Case No. 10-1051, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Vehicle Operation Technologies v. American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Case No. 1:13-cv-0053, District Court of Delaware
  • In the Matter of Products Having Laminated Packaging, Laminated Packaging, and Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-874, International Trade Commission
  • Certain Laundry and Household Cleaning Products and Related Packaging, Inv. No. 337-TA-891, International Trade Commission


  • Washington, DC Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," Intellectual Property, 2017

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Professional Affiliations

  • Vice-Chair, Trial and Appellate Rules and Procedures, IP Law Section, American Bar Association
  • Membership Committee Liaison, IP Law Section, American Bar Association
  • Vice-Chair, Membership, Federal Circuit Bar Association