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Steven War | Washington D.C. Patent Lawyer

Steven War Lawyer

Steven War

Intellectual Property, Industry Specialties

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Steven M. War is a seasoned intellectual property attorney with over Fifteen years of experience specializing in complex patent and trademark litigation. He has represented both Plaintiffs and Defendants before federal district courts and both Complainants and Respondents before the International Trade Commission. Mr. War has litigation experience in many different technologies including medical devices, generic drugs, mechanical devices, internet applications and satellite systems. He has had keys roles in patent interferences and has experience in reexamination proceedings. Mr. War is experienced in claim construction, working with experts, legal research, validity analysis, infringement analysis, motions practice, depositions, Markman hearings, Summary Judgment motions, and he has participated in all phases of litigation before the ITC and various District Courts.

Prior to becoming the practice chair for intellectual property litigation at McNeely, Hare & War LLP, Steven worked for several national/international law firms, including Dickstein Shapiro LLP, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, Fish & Richardson P.C., and Howrey & Simon. He is experienced in patent litigation, patent prosecution, opinions regarding freedom to operate, validity, and infringement and due diligence. He has prosecuted patents in various technologies, including medical devices, computer memory architecture, internet authentication systems, digital cameras, digital circuits, communications, and printers.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. War spent fourteen years as a systems engineer for IBM’s Federal Sector Division, Computer Technology Associates (CTA), and Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC) working with various government organizations, including NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Department of the Army, and the United States Coast Guard. During this time, his roles included identification of user requirements, systems design, systems test and evaluation, field support, acceptance testing, and participation in various user groups. He has applied one or more of these skills to satellite systems, helicopter design, the FAA’s Voice Activation and Control System, and artificial intelligence systems. Prior to his work as a systems engineer, Mr. War spent seven years in the United States Navy, part of that time as an electronics technician.

Mr. War is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the District of Columbia, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. He is also a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) and the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA). Mr. War has lectured on various occasions on the basics of U.S. patent law and on the preparation and prosecution of U.S. patent applications.

Mr. War graduated from the University of Virginia in 1984, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering. In 1990, he graduated from Syracuse University with a Masters of Science in electrical engineering. He received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2000

Position Organization Location Duration
Associate Fulbright & Jaworski LLP N/A 12/1999-09/2005
Partner McNeely, Hare & War LLP Washington, DC 10/2009-Present
Associate Dickstein Shapiro LLP N/A 09/2005-10/2009
School Degree Major Graduation
Georgetown University Law Center JD Law School 1999
Syracuse University MS Electrical Engineering 1990
University of Virginia BS Aerospace Engineering 1984
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Virginia 2001
District of Columbia 2002
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