Stephen J. Weyer

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.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

The Evolution of "Hybrid": Post-COVID Collaborative Working

PTAB Axes Bulk Of Possible Cancer Treatment Patent In PGR

Precision/Personalized Medicine and Intellectual Property: Balancing Public Health and Innovation

presenter & workshop facilitator, ITechLaw 2019 World Conference, Boston, Mass., May 15-17, 2019

The Role of Intellectual Property in Servitized Technology

co-presenter, ITechLaw 2015 World Conference, San Diego, Calif., April 29-May 1, 2015

Episode I: 'IP and Innovation: Are we heading for Star Trek or Star Wars as Science Fiction becomes Science Fact?'

2014 European Conference, ITechLaw, October 17, 2014

High court ruling leaves open questions on software patent eligibility

contributor, by Kimberly Atkins, Virginia Lawyers Weekly, June 24, 2014

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

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

One final lap on the fast track to clean tech U.S. patent protection

U.S. Intellectual Property Protection for Designs

Web 2.0 . . . Business Friend or Foe?

Fast track to Clean tech US Patent protection gets green light to expand

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

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

Bar Admissions
Indiana (inactive)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
U.S. Supreme Court
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Firm Leadership

Office of General Counsel, Member

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
American Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
Virginia Biotechnology Association (VaBIO)
International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw), Substantive Law Intellectual Property Committee (past-Chairman); Conference Steering Committee Member
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

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 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.

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Client Alerts

The Evolution of "Hybrid": Post-COVID Collaborative Working

Stephen Weyer takes a look at what the word "hybrid" means in today's world in this Stites & Harbison Client Alert.

by Stephen J. Weyer November 03, 2023

How Dynamic Project Management Can Help Law Firms

Article written by Alexandria attorney Stephen Weyer for Law360 taking a look at dynamic project management.

by Stephen J. Weyer November 22, 2021

PTAB Axes Bulk Of Possible Cancer Treatment Patent In PGR

Law360 (March 20, 2020, 4:47 PM EDT) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has invalidated the overwhelming majority of claims Hybrigenics SA challenged in a Forma Therapeutics Inc. patent for a potential cancer treatment for lack of written description support, while at the same time upholding a single claim.

by Britain Eakin March 20, 2020
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison promotes 15 attorneys in 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC announced today that 15 attorneys have been promoted within the law firm. Twelve have been elected to membership and three have been elected to Counsel, effective January 2016. The new...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC January 05, 2016
Client Alerts

US Supreme Court Finds Computer Implemented Method and System Claims Directed to “Fundamental Economic Practice" is a Patent-Ineligible Abstract Idea

In an unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int’l., finding that the patent claims at issue were invalid as being directed to patent ineligible subject...
by Jeffrey A. Haeberlin and Stephen J. Weyer June 20, 2014
Client Alerts

Eyewitness Insights - U.S. Supreme Court on Patentability of Computer Implemented Methods

Stephen J. Weyer In the case of Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int’l, the U.S. Supreme Court is once again tasked with the challenge of providing clarity as to what inventive “things” are eligible for...
by Stephen J. Weyer April 02, 2014

Do you really own it? Copyrights in the Age of Cloud Computing

Who really owns the material that you put onthe web? Stites & Harbison PLLC attorneys Mari-Elise Taube and Stephen Weyer help define what copyright is, what rights you do and do not have when is comes to the things you put on the web.

by Stephen J. Weyer February 29, 2012
Client Alerts

One final lap on the fast track to clean tech U.S. patent protection

The U.S. Patent Office extended its expedited examination of patent applications pertaining to green technologies from December 31, 2011, to March 30, 2012, or until an additional 500 applications have been granted accelerated examination...
by Stephen J. Weyer December 19, 2011