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Stephen J. Weyer

Stephen J. Weyer

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

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.

Community Involvement

  • 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