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Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Steven J. Prewitt

Steven J. Prewitt

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Expertise

  • IP Litigation
  • Trademarks, Copyrights, Marketing and Advertising
  • Patents
  • Intellectual Property

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Profile

Steven Prewitt understands the power of innovation. He guides manufacturing companies and research institutions through the cycle of technology development, protection, commercialization, and enforcement of intellectual property to maximize value. Steven has a deep understanding of the importance of research, development, and technological advancement as critical business assets, and what it takes to effectively protect those assets.

Steven has filed hundreds of design and utility patents covering a broad spectrum of products and technologies. In addition, he provides strategic counseling and guidance to those looking to expand their business offerings or more strategically deploy their resources.

A passion for how things work 

Steven loves the intricate mechanics that make things work, from the internal systems of a power tool, to the thermodynamics of a specialized fabric, to how a particular device treats or improves a medical condition. This keen interest has fueled his diverse technical background, which includes outdoor and athletic products, mechanical devices, biotechnology, and medical devices, to name a few. Steven’s broad technical base enables him to understand his clients’ innovations and develop strong patent protection strategies to safeguard them.

Testimonials

"We switched from a “top notch” Washington DC‐based law firm. We realized that the IP support from Steve Prewitt at Schwabe was clearly superior."

-Apex Biomedical Co.


"I would like to highlight the excellent work Steven Prewitt has been performance for us ‎over many years. Always timely, great expertise, great strategist, and eager to get the best results, ‎without going to unreasonable length.‎"

-Apex Biomedical Co.

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon State Courts
  • Virginia State Courts
  • Court of Appeals of Virginia
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Education

  • University of Virginia, Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology
  • George Mason University School of Law, Juris Doctor degree, IP Specialty Track
Areas of Practice

Intellectual Property | IP Litigation | Patents | Trademarks, Copyrights, Marketing and Advertising | Transactions, Licensing and E-commerce

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Drafts and files hundreds of design patents annually.
  • Counsels market-leading companies on overall strategic patent portfolio development (utility and design patents), strategic direction, and patent preparation/prosecution for footwear, apparel, and outdoor
  • Serves as Strategic IP Counsel to Oregon Tool, Inc., guiding Oregon Tool through identification of valuable new ideas, development and protection of new products for forestry, agriculture, and related industries, and structuring licensing arrangements and strategic
  • Represented a start-up medical device company from early-stage product development and intellectual property protection through funding and subsequent
  • Represents Oregon Health and Science University in patent preparation/prosecution directed to biotechnology and medical
  • Helped AgaMatrix enhance a medical device patent portfolio for diabetes management and enforce analyte sensor patent rights against a key competitor (AgaMatrix Dexcom).
  • Represents precision automation equipment designer and manufacturer DWFritz in managing intellectual property policies/procedures, guiding strategic decisions, and securing proper patent and trademark
  • Conducted a portfolio evaluation and due diligence for a venture capital firm prior to investment, resulting in identification of key investable
  • Successfully guided RevMedx through the process to obtain its first patent on X-Stat (a hemostatic wound treatment device), an invention that was named an Invention of the Year by Popular Science.

Articles

  • Oregon Governor Signs Off on Historic Minimum-Wage Increase
  • How 3 Supreme Court Cases Could Galvanize Oregon's Innovative Companies
  • Paycheck Protection Program Portal

Seminar

  • Translational Science Symposium: Creating Intellectual Property
  • Developments in Patent Law: The Important but Often Overlooked Role of Design Patents

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