Stefan V. "Steve" Stein Attorney At Law

Stefan V. Stein - Attorney at Law


T 813-273-5000
F 813-273-5145
D 813-273-5078
Tampa 401 East Jackson Street Suite 2700 Tampa, Florida 33602

T 202-546-1761
F 202-546-6480
Washington 99 M St. SE Suite 725 Washington, D.C. 20003

Steve is a second-generation registered patent attorney and has practiced intellectual property law exclusively for over 40 years. His practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, prosecution and licensing. He is triple board certified by The Florida Bar in Intellectual Property Law, Business Litigation and Civil Trial.

Steve has been lead trial counsel in numerous multimillion-dollar intellectual property law cases, including bench and jury trials, arbitrations, and administrative hearings. He frequently provides expert testimony and serves as local counsel in Florida for law firms throughout the country. He was a member of the inaugural Intellectual Property Certification Committee which created Intellectual Property Certification examination in Florida, and thereafter served two additional terms on the committee.

Steve is not currently licensed to practice in Washington, D.C.

  • Education
    • Georgia Institute of Technology, B.E.E. (electrical engineering, with high honors)
    • Florida State University College of Law, J.D.
  • Admissions
    • All State and Federal Courts in Florida
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
    • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
    • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
    • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Professional Associations & Memberships
    • The Florida Bar
    • J. Clifford Cheatwood Inn of Court, Master
    • International Trademark Association
    • American Bar Association, Litigation and Intellectual Property Sections
    • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Awards & Recognitions
    • AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell
    • Chambers USA, Intellectual Property, Band 2, 2020-2021
    • Best Lawyers in America, 1995-2022
      • Lawyer of the Year, Copyright Law, 2012, 2015, 2018
      • Lawyer of the Year, Patent Law, 2013, 2016
      • Lawyer of the Year, Litigation – Patent, 2014
      • Lawyer of the Year, Intellectual Property Law, 2011
    • Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2021
    • Florida Trend, Legal Elite, 2012-2015, 2019
    • IPSTARS 2019/20 Edition, IP Star
    • Named to “World’s Leading Trademark Professionals” list by World Trademark Review, 2014, 2019 
    • Tampa Top Rated Lawyer, Intellectual Property, 2013
    • The Florida Bar Inaugural Certification Committee on Intellectual Property, 2010
    • Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni, Georgia Tech
    • Faculty Award, Georgia Institute of Technology School of Electrical Engineering, 1977
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Eta Kappa Nu
  • Articles & Publications
    • "Protecting Your IP Assets (Parts 1 & 2)," Medical Product Outsourcing, 2005
  • Presentations & Seminars
    • “How to Combat Life Jackets Being Sold in the U.S. That Are Not Approved by the United States Coast Guard”; Life Jacket Association Annual Seminar, May 6, 2021
    • “Patent Litigation”; Hillsborough County Bar Association; 2013
    • “Protecting Innovation to Increase Small Business Value and to Attract Investors/Partners”; Small Business Association, 2013
    • "U.S. Patent Reform: The America Invents Act's Impact on Med-Tech Innovation," Florida Medical Manufacturers Consortium, 2012
    • “Intellectual Property for Engineers”; Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering; 2011
    • “Intellectual Property”; Tampa Port Authority, 2011
    • "Copyright Law and the Internet," Tampa Bay Advertising Federation Seminar, 2008
    • "Turning Your Innovations Into a Successful Business," Innovators Network Breakfast Seminar, 2008
    • "Intellectual Property Update - Safeguard Your Clients' Intangible Assets," National Business Institute, 2007
    • "Intellectual Property Protection," Annual Convention of the Florida Medical Manufacturers Consortium, 2006
    • "Leading Issues in Technology," Florida Association of Educational Data Systems Annual Conference, 2005
    • "Florida Technology," Florida Law Network Annual Convention, 2005
    • "Intellectual Property Protection in the United States," Florida Trade Delegation to Canada, led by Gov. Jeb Bush, 2004
    • "Using Technology in Discovery," Half Moon Seminars, 2003
    • "Surfing in Uncharted Waters, Technology and Litigation in Federal Court," Stetson Law School and the Federal Bar Association, 2002
    • "Patent Protection for Inventions and International Intellectual Property Protection and Licensing," Hillsborough County Bar Association and Stetson Law School, 2002
    • "Trademarks and Copyrights in Promotions," School of Business, University of South Florida, 1998
    • "Understanding Basic Trademark and Copyright Law," Internet Research in Florida & Intellectual Property Litigation, Lorman Educational Services, 1996
    • "Copyright Protection for the Look and Feel of Computer Programs," South Florida Intellectual Property Law Association, 1996
    • "Litigating Copyrights in the Entertainment Industry," The Florida Bar, 1992