Steven heads up the US intellectual property and technology team at the international law firm of Withers Worldwide. Steve’s practice focuses on intellectual property enforcement and defense. He is admitted to practice in front of both the United States Patent Office and the International Trade Commission. He has been first chair on many court proceedings, as well as administrative proceedings including inter partes patent reviews and trademark oppositions. While being well-known for his many years in the Hatch-Waxman area, his litigation and administrative challenge practice has been diverse, running the gamut of technologies involving chemical, biotechnology, diagnostics, electrical, software, medical devices, mechanical devises, and even fashion. Steven also carries with him in-house experience, having been the Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for a large biotechnology company. He is probably best known for his successful challenge of USPTO proposed rules in the case of Tafas v. Dudas, for which he won several case of the year awards, and his client was honored with the prestigious Jefferson Medal. He also heads up the Advertising Compliance Group at Withers Worldwide. In addition to New York, Connecticut, and California, Steve is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and several US District Courts (Connecticut, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and DC Circuit.