Washington, D.C. Location
McNeely, Hare & War LLP
5335 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Suite 440
Washington, DC 20015
Phone: +01 202 536-5877
Fax: +01 202 478-1813
Steven M. War is a seasoned intellectual property attorney with over ten 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.
• Deston Therapeutics, L.L.C. and Unigen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. TRIGEN Laboratories, Inc. and Irisys, Inc., C.A. No. 09cv-00809, U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. Representing defendants accused of patent infringement and false advertising/unfair competition under section 43(a) of the Lanham Act, deceptive trade practices, and common law unfair competition.
• ITC Investigation No. 337-TA-569, In re Certain Endoscopic Probes for Use in Endoscopic Procedures and the appeal to the Federal Circuit. Represented the complainants/appellees ERBE Elektromedizin GMBH and ERBE USA, Inc. in a patent and trademark case.
• Wyeth v. Wolfe, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, cv 08-0754. Represented the defendant in a Declaratory Relief action where the plaintiff sought a judgment that it did not misappropriate confidential information, did not breach a series of agreements, and that all such claims were barred by the statute of limitations.
• Laserfacturing, Inc. et al. v. DaimlerChrysler Corp., U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 4:07-cv-00207 and the appeal to the Federal Circuit. Represented the defendants/appellants accused of patent infringement resulting in a Summary Judgment finding of non-infringement.
• SSL Services LLC v. Citrix Systems, Inc. et al, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2:08-cv-00158-TJW. Represented plaintiff asserting three patents against defendants.
• DeJohn v. Department of the Army, 2006-3159, 2008-3060, Federal Circuit. Represented Amicus Curiae National Veterans Legal Services and The American Legion in support of DeJohn.
• In re Certain Axle Bearing Assemblies, Components Thereof, and Products Containing The Same, ITC Investigation No. 337-TA-554. Represented Respondent NTN Corporation accused of patent infringement.
• Allcare Health Management System, Inc. v. Trigon Healthcare, Inc., U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, 1:02CV756-A. Represented Trigon Healthcare, Inc. accused of patent infringement.
• Helius, Inc. v. Skystream Networks, Inc., Hughes Network Systems, Inc., and Hughes Electronics Corp., U. S. District Court for the District of Utah, Central Division, 2:01-CV-516 PGC. Represented Defendants Hughes Network Systems, Inc. and Hughes Electronics Corp. accused of patent infringement.
• Computer Associates International, Inc., v. Simple.com U. S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, CV 02-2748 (DRH)(MLO). Represented Defendant Simple.com in this declaratory judgment case in which Simple asserted patent infringement against Computer Associates.