Trybus, Steven R.

Steven R. Trybus

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Steven R. Trybus is a seasoned litigator who focuses his practice on complex patent disputes and related counseling with significant experience in contested proceedings in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Steven is experienced in a wide variety of technologies, ranging from the life sciences, including gene editing techniques, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, to the chemical arts, such as polymers. He has also worked on matters involving electronics and mechanical devices. In addition to patent litigation, Steven has defended law firms and patent attorneys from allegations of malpractice.

Steven R. Trybus is a seasoned litigator who focuses his practice on complex patent disputes and related counseling with significant experience in contested proceedings in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Steven is experienced in a wide variety of technologies, ranging from the life sciences, including gene editing techniques, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, to the chemical arts, such as polymers. He has also worked on matters involving electronics and mechanical devices. In addition to patent litigation, Steven has defended law firms and patent attorneys from allegations of malpractice.

Steven counsels clients in the worldwide protection and enforcement of intellectual property and has experience coordinating foreign proceedings, including patent oppositions, as a part of multinational patent disputes.

During his 30+ year career, Steven has handled and participated in a variety of patent infringement cases for both patent owners and accused infringers, including bench trials, jury trials and arbitrations. He also has experience in mediations and multiparty settlement negotiations. In addition, Steven has been involved in numerous related USPTO proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, including interferences, Inter Partes Reviews, Post Grant Reviews and appeals. He has also handled appeals to the Federal Circuit from all such matters. A number of his matters have included related foreign litigation and practice in contested proceedings before foreign patent offices.

In his professional responsibility work, Steven has represented national and large regional law firms in internal investigations, pre-litigation counseling, litigation, arbitration, mediation and settlement of multiple multimillion-dollar claims of negligence in international and domestic patent prosecution and litigation. He has also counseled businesses with regard to such matters.

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CREDENTIALS
Education
  • J.D., high honors, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1986
    Staff Member and Notes and Comments Editor, Chicago-Kent Law Review, 1985-1986
  • B.S.Ch.E., high honors, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1982
    Tau Beta Pi
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois, 1986
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1992
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1991
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1986
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, 2002
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2004
Professional Affiliations
    • Vice Chair, Patent Litigation Committee, Federal Circuit Bar Association (2014-2015)
    • Co-Chair, Patent Litigation Committee, Federal Circuit Bar Association (2016-2019)
    • Co-Chair, PTO Pro Bono Committee, Federal Circuit Bar Association (2017-Present)
    • Member, Intellectual Property Owners Association
    • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
    • Member, PTAB Bar Association
    • Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science
    • Member, American Chemical Society
    • Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Awards & Recognitions
    • Recognized, IAM Patent 1000 (2020)
    • Named, Illinois Super Lawyers®, Intellectual Property Litigation (2009-2013, 2016-2019)
    • Named, Intellectual Property Trailblazer, National Law Journal (2018)
    • Rated AV Peer Review, Martindale-Hubbell