Steve Maebius

Foley & Lardner LLP

Stephen B. Maebius is an Intellectual Property law partner with Foley & Lardner LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Management Committee and former chair of the Intellectual Property Department. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he was a patent examiner in the Biotechnology Group of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. He has led teams within Foley handling a variety of different kinds of IP work, including IP diligence reviews, opinions, international portfolio management, licensing, litigation and parallel reexaminations, patent term extensions and interferences. Two IP transactions in which he has participated were awarded "Deal of Distinction" status by the Licensing Executives Society.

He has been active as both a teacher and author in the intellectual property field. He has been a visiting associate professor of intellectual property law at Tokyo University's Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, as well as a faculty adjunct professor at George Washington University Law School, where he taught comparative and international patent law. In addition, he testified on reexamination practice at the 2002 FTC/DOJ hearings on the "Implications of Competition and Patent Law and Policy."

In the area of nanotechnology, he helped start the NanoBusiness Alliance and the Nanotechnology Law & Business journal. He continues to serve as an associate editor of the Nanotechnology Law & Business journal.

Mr. Maebius was recognized for post-grant procedures among IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners (2012-2013). In 2012, he was ranked in Chambers Global Intellectual Property – Regional Experts (Spotlight Table). In 2013, Mr. Maebius was ranked again in Chambers Global in Intellectual Property – Foreign Experts (Spotlight Table) and in Intellectual Property – Experts Based Abroad (Spotlight Table) for Japan. Chambers USA ranked him for the District of Columbia in intellectual property and patent prosecution in both 2012 and 2013. In 2010 - 2013, the Legal 500 recognized Mr. Maebius for patent licensing and patent prosecution. He has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2007 in the areas of biotechnology law, patent litigation, and patent law, as well as intellectual property since 2009. In 2006, Mr. Maebius was runner-up in the Washington Business Journal's Top Washington Lawyers for Intellectual Property, and has been Peer Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system.

Mr. Maebius graduated from Cornell University (B.S. biology, 1989) and the George Washington University Law School (J.D., 1994). He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, the state of Virginia, before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. Supreme Court and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

He also serves as a board member of the CARES Foundation.