Steve Weyer is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property & Technology Service Group. A Registered U.S. Patent Attorney and trained as a biochemist, Mr. Weyer has diverse experience in patent prosecution, including cases involving biology, biochemistry, chemistry, pharmaceutics, life sciences, bioinformatics, laser and optics, semiconductor manufacturing, light electrical, business methods applications and industrial design protection as well as related patent matters. His current focus includes substantial design patent preparation and prosecution, both U.S. domestic and international design registration and on utility patent matters in biochemical and biotechnological arts, chemical, clean technology, computer implemented inventions, as well as intellectual property litigation and opinion work.
presenter & workshop facilitator, ITechLaw 2019 World Conference, Boston, Mass., May 15-17, 2019
Episode I: 'IP and Innovation: Are we heading for Star Trek or Star Wars as Science Fiction becomes Science Fact?'
U.S. Supreme Court decision in Myriad and Other Biotech Judicial Opinions
ITechLaw Webinar, co-presenter with Alvin Fashu-Kanu, M.S., J.D., December 12, 2013
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?
University of Phoenix, teacher and faculty facilitator for both online as well as more traditional classroom instruction
Can I Protect my Method of Doing Business?
Compulsory Licensing Proposal for Surgical and Medical Procedure Patents
Office of General Counsel
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
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 meningitidis," 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.
Mr. Weyer is the ITechLaw Intellectual Property Committee immediate past Chairman. 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.
Mr. Weyer enjoys outdoor recreational activities including cycling, kayaking, backyard basketball and taking his energetic chocolate Labrador ("Tobie") 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.