Dennemeyer & Associates is pleased to welcome two new IP attorneys, Steven Shape as Managing Partner and Lauren Stevens, to the Chicago, United States office. Steve and Lauren bring a wealth of patent preparation, prosecution and litigation experience to the firm.
“Dennemeyer’s global IP law firm continues to grow. We are excited that Steve and Lauren have joined the Dennemeyer team. Both of them bring incredible depth in foreign and domestic patent prosecution and complex intellectual property litigation. Steve and Lauren are intelligent and eloquent legal executives who are valuable members of Dennemeyer’s global legal team. Their backgrounds help make our powerhouse global IP team even more powerful. I look forward to further strengthening our resources,” said Cary Levitt, Chief Operating Officer for Dennemeyer U.S.
Shape has over 30 years of IP law experience and will serve as Managing Partner. He has represented preeminent technology companies in complex, high-stakes intellectual property litigation, as well as in United States and foreign patent and trademark preparation and prosecution. He has served as counsel in a number of jury and bench trials and has extensive experience in all aspects of Federal Court litigation including preliminary injunctions, summary judgments and appeals. Shape regularly represents clients in appeals, inter partes review and other post-grant proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. His expertise includes all areas of electronics, computer science and mechanical technologies. He received his JD from DePaul University and his Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Stevens has 25 years of IP law experience and focuses in the areas of pharmaceuticals, assay technologies, bioinformatics and instrumentation. She practices strategic client counseling, patent procurement and defense in the pharmaceutical area, including freedom-to-operate opinions regarding chemical and pharmaceutical patents and the management of ANDA litigation and IPRs. Dr. Stevens frequently speaks on topics related to pharmaceutical patent law, including strategies related to the AIA, foreign filing strategies and FDA Orange Book listings. She received her JD from Stanford Law and her Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Yale University.
About Dennemeyer & Associates
The foundation of Dennemeyer’s extraordinary success story was laid 50 years ago in Luxembourg. Since 1962, Dennemeyer has earned a reputation for setting the service standard in the IP industry and remains dedicated to discovering and developing improved ways to protect and preserve intellectual property rights around the world. Initially a patent law firm, Dennemeyer soon became a full-service provider, addressing our services to the entire chain of IP management. A succession of innovations has transformed the company headquartered in Luxembourg into one of the world’s largest IP service providers.