Steven joined Frost Brown Todd as chairman of the intellectual property department in June 1994. Prior to coming to Frost Brown Todd, he spent 19 years at The Procter & Gamble Company as a patent attorney and legal manager, ultimately serving as an Associate General Counsel-Patent and World Patent Coordinator. This experience has provided Steven with an in-depth understanding of the needs and constraints of corporate clients.
Steven’s practice emphasizes all aspects of U.S. patent prosecution, portfolio management and counseling, as well as licensing, trade secret and antitrust law. In addition, he has a special proficiency in the securing and exploitation of international patent rights, which he obtained while working in Belgium and receiving training at the University of Strasbourg, France. Steven has worked in a very broad range of technology areas including pharmaceuticals, beauty care and cosmetics products, cleaning products, food products, chemicals and chemical processes, and disposable diapers.
Steven is an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law teaching a course in patent law and prosecution skills. Steven has authored numerous papers and presentations on a variety of intellectual property law topics.
Responsible for patent aspects of IPO for start-up medical device company.
Won EPO opposition decision upholding client’s key pharmaceutical patent.
Worked with generic pharmaceutical company to develop non-infringement and patent invalidity positions for its products.
Developed successful patent portfolio development strategies for pharmaceutical and medical device start-ups.
Implemented cost-effective patent portfolio management strategies for chemical and pharmaceutical clients
Developed and presented patent training sessions for technical staff members of chemical and pharmaceutical clients.
Clients include leading universities, research hospitals and research institutes, as well as chemical and pharmaceutical companies ranging from the largest to start-ups.
Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1975
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S., 1972, Chemistry
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Chambers USA, Intellectual Property, 2020; Ranked as Senior Statesperson
Cincy Leading Lawyers, 2013-2019
The Best Lawyers in America®, 2007-2021
Chambers USA, Intellectual Property, 2008-2020; Named one of the top ten IP lawyers in Ohio
Selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers®, 2004-2018
Named a Life Sciences Star by Euromoney’s LMG Life Sciences, 2012-2019
AV® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®
American Intellectual Property Law Association, Chemical Practice, International and Education Committees, Member
Cincinnati Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
University of Cincinnati College of Law, Adjunct Professor
BioStart, Member, Board of Trustees
Children’s Hospital, Member, Research Committee
MIT Education Counsel