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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.

Other Info About Steven


Legal Work Highlights

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.


Law School

Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1975

Undergraduate School

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S., 1972, Chemistry

Bar Memberships

Steven is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Ohio, 1975


Steven is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

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


Local & National Recognition

Chambers USA, Intellectual Property, 2008-2020; Named one of the top ten IP lawyers in Ohio; Senior Statesperson, 2021

Cincy Leading Lawyers, 2013-2019

The Best Lawyers in America®, 2003-2022; Cincinnati Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year,” 2014

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®

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

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

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

BioStart, Member, Board of Trustees

Children’s Hospital, Member, Research Committee

MIT Education Counsel

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