Steven Yu, M.D., is an associate in the Washington, DC office. A registered patent attorney, Dr.Yu focuses his practice on patent procurement, counseling, due diligence, licensing, and technology transfer. Serving clients primarily in the medical technology, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical industries, he has patent experience in a wide range of life science technologies, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, nanotechnology, biotechnology, clinical/bioinformatics software, and chemical/materials engineering.
Being fluent in Korean, Dr. Yu is a member of the firms Asian Practice Group. Prior to becoming a patent attorney, Dr. Yu graduated from medical school at Columbia University and practiced internal medicine. He brings his medical insight to bear upon vital IP and business issues faced by his clients.
Dr. Yu also serves as a patent advisor to Medical Device & Diagnostics Industry, published by Canon Communications LLC.
Publications and Presentations
Co-Instructor, Legal Drafting Course (Intellectual Property), The George Washington University Law School (Spring Semester 2008).
Robert L. Hails & Steven S. Yu, FTC Takes Aim at Opportunists, Patent World, 202:13-14 (May 2008).
Steven Yu, Navigating the Nanotechnology Patent Thicket, Medical Device & Diagnostics Industry, vol. 29:11, pp. 72-77 (Nov. 2007).
Steven Yu & John Flock, Protecting IP in Offshore Outsourcing, Medical Device & Diagnostics Industry. vol. 29:3, pp. 32-39 (Mar. 2007).
Steven S. Yu, Supreme Court to Review Obviousness Standard: Is a Higher Bar for Patentability Imminent? The Intellectual Property Strategist, vol. 13, no. 2 (Nov. 2006).
Steven S. Yu, Markman Hearings in Patent-based Section 337 Investigations,337 Reporter, 20:95-101 (Summer 2004). This article received an Outstanding Article Award 2004 by the International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association (ITCTLA).
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