Wendy R. Stein

Wendy R. Stein

Director, Intellectual Property

Ms. Stein is an IP litigator who focuses her practice on intellectual property disputes, primarily in the patent, trade secret and trademark areas.

Ms. Stein has extensive experience litigating a broad variety of patent infringement and other matters in the pharmaceuticals and life science area, including matters related to antibiotics, anti-depressants, anti-coagulants, epilepsy, pain, ADHD, sleep apnea, high blood pressure medications, and SABAs used to treat asthma and/or COPD. Ms. Stein also has substantial experience litigating patent infringement disputes in the non-pharma area, including related to GPS devices, gaming, hand-held devices and packaging.

Ms. Stein has litigated many issues relevant to U.S. reissue patent litigation, including the original patent requirement, recapture rule and prior user rights.

In the trade secret area, Ms. Stein has litigated claims on behalf of trade secret owners, including matters brought under the Defend Trade Secret Act, repeatedly securing emergent relief to protect trade secrets. Such matters include actions brought against former employees alleged to have used a former employer’s trade secrets in a new competing business.

In the trademark area, Ms. Stein has represented both brand owners and accused infringers in ex parte seizures of allegedly counterfeit goods. She has also litigated trademark ownership and infringement/counterfeiting disputes involving perfume, apparel, luxury goods, electronics, real estate and gaming. Ms. Stein has appeared before federal and state courts throughout the United States, including New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Massachusetts, California, Florida, Texas, District of Columbia, Illinois, and Nebraska, and before the Court of Appeals for the D.C. and Federal Circuits.

Ms. Stein is an active member of the intellectual property and federal litigation bars. Now serving as Vice President of the Federal Bar Association’s (FBA) S.D.N.Y. chapter, she serves as editor of both the S.D.N.Y. chapter newsletter New York Minutes and the FBA IP Law Section publication The IP Legal Browser. Ms. Stein also serves on the Women in the Legal Profession Committee of the New York City Bar Association and is an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law, where she is teaching “Litigation Management for the International Lawyer” in fall 2019.

Areas of Focus

Patent Litigation

Litigating U.S. district actions on behalf of both patent owners and accused infringers involving the assertion of U.S. patents, including U.S. reissue patents.

Trade Secret Litigation

Litigating claims of trade secret misappropriation on behalf of trade secret owners under the Defend Trade Secrets Act.

IP Counseling and Strategy

Counseling patent and trade secret owners on strategic issues before litigation is brought to obtain the best possible outcome in patent and trade secret litigation.

Credentials

Education

Fordham University School of Law (J.D.)

Yale School of Public Health (M.P.H.)

Brandeis University (B.A., magna cum laude)

Professional Admissions

State of New York

State of New Jersey

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

United States District Court for the Northern District of New York

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

Professional Activities

Federal Bar Association
Federal Litigation Section
Editor of New York Minutes, Newsletter of the FBA’s S.D.N.Y. Chapter

Intellectual Property Law Section
Editor of The IP Legal Browser, Publication of the FBA’s IP Law Section

New York Intellectual Property Law Association

New York City Bar Association

Fordham University School of Law
Adjunct Professor

Legal Employment

Frommer Lawrence and Haug LLP

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit