Stephen Barone is a patent attorney whose practice focuses on intellectual property, strategy, technology commercialization and portfolio management relating to technologies emerging from interfaces between the fields of chemistry, physics and the life sciences. Dr. Barone’s technical experience includes pharmaceuticals, polymers, chemical synthesis, catalysis, medical devices, nanotechnology, medical imaging and diagnostics, drug screening, research tools, materials science, semiconductor materials and processing, optics and optoelectronics, electronic materials, and instrumentation.
Dr. Barone’s practice works to develop, align and enforce patent assets to protect and commercialize important technologies with his broad range of clients, such as start-up companies, top tier academic research institution and Fortune 500 companies. His experience emcompasses a broad range of IP legal issues, including validity, infringement and freedom to operate opinions, preparing and prosecuting patent applications, and managing worldwide intellectual property rights. His practice also focuses on corporate counsel in strategic business planning, due diligence and landscape assessment, and patent licensing and transactional work, in addition to a trademark practice.
Prior to joining Leydig, Dr. Barone was a partner at Lathrop & Gage. Dr. Barone obtained a Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Colorado and was an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at The George Washington University prior to completing law school at the University of Colorado School of Law.