Stephen J. Weyer
Location: Alexandria, VA
Steve Weyer is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property & Technology Service Group. A Registered Patent Attorney and trained as a biochemist, Mr. Weyer has diverse experience in patent prosecution, including cases involving chemistry, biology, biochemistry, laser, optics, semiconductor manufacturing, light electrical and business methods applications as well as related patent matters. His current focus is on patent matters in biochemical and biotechnological arts, chemical, clean technology, and computer implemented inventions, as well as intellectual property litigation and opinion work.
Recent Articles and Speaking Engagements
- "High court ruling leaves open questions on software patent eligibility," contributor, by Kimberly Atkins, Virginia Lawyers Weekly, June 24, 2014
- "US Supreme Court Finds Computer Implemented Method and System Claims Directed to “Fundamental Economic Practice” is a patent-ineligible Abstract Idea," with Jeffrey A. Haeberlin, Nicholas B. Trenkle, Stites & Harbison Client Alert, June 20, 2014
- "Eyewitness Insights on Arguments Heard by the U.S. Supreme Court on the Patentability of Computer Implemented Methods," Stites & Harbison Client Alert, April 2, 2014
- "U.S. Supreme Court decision in Myriad and Other Biotech Judicial Opinions: Their Impact on Patentability of Software, Computer-Implemented Methods and High Tech," ITechLaw Webinar, co-presenter with Alvin Fashu-Kanu, M.S., J.D., December 12, 2013
- "OP-IP Law Blog," co-creator and author, specifically directed to discussing IP topics with business people in a clever, witty, and entertaining manner
- "Is the Patent System Necessary for, or Detrimental to, Innovation and Economic Development of High Tech, IT and Software Technologies?," ITechLaw 2013 European Conference, co-presented with Dr. Julian Potter, October 3, 2013
- "Do you really own it? Copyrights in the Age of Cloud Computing," with Mari-Elise Taube, Stites & Harbison, PLLC, Face to Face networking event, February 29, 2012
- "One final lap on the fast track to clean tech U.S. patent protection," Stites & Harbison, PLLC, Client Alert, December 19, 2011
- "U.S. Intellectual Property Protection for Designs," Stites & Harbison, PLLC, September 29, 2011
- "Web 2.0 . . . Business Friend or Foe?," Stites & Harbison, PLLC, Face to Face networking event, Alexandria, Va., May 25, 2011
- "Biotechnology fuels drive for economic development," with Michael K. Kim, Mari-Elise Taube, Medical News, May 1, 2011
- "Fast track to Clean tech US Patent protection gets green light to expand," Stites & Harbison, PLLC, Client Alert, November 27, 2010
- "Business Law," University of Phoenix, teacher and faculty facilitator for both online as well as more traditional classroom instruction
- "On the Webfront," Contributor and participant in blog and weekly podcast dedicated to discussing topics pertinent to start-up technology companies, web sites, and software designers
- "Protect Method of Doing Business," Stites & Harbison, PLLC, January 1, 2007
- "Can I Protect my Method of Doing Business?," Financial Institutions Advisor, Vol. 2, No. 2, June 2004
- "Compulsory Licensing Proposal for Surgical and Medical Procedure Patents," article
Before Stites & Harbison
Mr. Weyer worked as a Molecular Biology Research Assistant at the University of Buffalo where he performed laboratory techniques including DNA sequencing, restriction mapping, monoclonal and polyclonal antibody production, bacterial metabolic analysis, purifying proteins and western analysis. He also co-authored two publications: Quinn, M.L., Weyer, S.J., Lewis, L.A., Dyer, D.W., Wagner, P.M., "Insertional inactivation of the gene from the menigococcal lactoferrin binding protein," Microb. Pathog. 17(4): 227-37, Oct. 1994; and, Wagner, P.M., Weyer, S.J. and Dyer, D.W., "Iron Uptake from Transferrin by Neisseria meningitdis," Annual meeting, American Society for Microbiology, 1993.
Mr. Weyer was also the Director of Operations and an advanced E.M.T. at Baird Point Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Inc., an Advanced Life Support Ambulance company which served the University of Buffalo community.
More Than Stites & Harbison
Mr. Weyer is a member of the American Chemical Society, including its division of biochemical technology (BIOT). He volunteers as a coordinator of S.O.M.E. (So Others Might Eat), a local Washington D.C. "soup kitchen" and is active in the civic projects of the University of Dayton Alumni Association, Washington, D.C., Chapter. He is the regional captain for the University of Buffalo D.C. Ambassador Program coordinating other local alumni to recruit high school students to attend the University, and he is a member of the Advisory Board in the Law and Technology Program at the University of Dayton Law School.
Besides Stites & Harbison
Mr. Weyer enjoys outdoor recreational activities including cycling, kayaking, backyard basketball and taking his energetic yellow Labrador for runs along the Potomac River and on the George Washington Parkway bike path, as well as less "extreme" activities such as maintaining yard and landscaping around his home. He also enjoys strumming on his acoustic guitar and homebrewing.
- So Others Might Eat (S.O.M.E.), volunteer
- University of Dayton School of Law, Program in Law and Technology, Advisory Council
- University of Buffalo Ambassador Program, D.C. Region Captain