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Stephanie Schonewald


Choate, Hall & Stewart

Dr. Stephanie Schonewald, PhD, is a Partner at Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP, where she counsels biotech and pharmaceutical companies on the strategic development of patent portfolios, patent prosecution, and post-grant patent challenges.

Stephanie advises clients who are involved in contentious patent scenarios. She has handled a variety of third party submissions, protests, and post-grant proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). She has worked on over 55 inter partes review, post grant review, and covered business method review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).

Stephanie also advises clients on the management of their US patent office activity alongside other global patent activity. For example, she routinely consults with clients on European third party observations and oppositions. She has also consulted with clients on post-grant challenges in other key jurisdictions, including Australia and Japan.

Stephanie’s skills in managing patent disputes were developed, in part, through her district court patent litigation experience. She has litigated and advised clients regarding complex patent infringement and validity issues in a variety of jurisdictions across the country.

Stephanie’s clients include Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Foundation Medicine, Inc., BioNTech SE, Akouos, Inc., Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Progenics Pharmaceuticals, and Saudi Arabian Oil Company.

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Past Events with Stephanie Schonewald

PTAB Masters™ 2023

January 31 @ 8:00 am - February 1 @ 1:30 pm EST

IPWatchdog Life Sciences Masters™ 2022 (In-Person)

October 25, 2022 @ 8:00 am - October 26, 2022 @ 6:00 pm EDT

IPWatchdog Virtual PTAB Masters™ 2022

January 24, 2022 @ 10:30 am - January 27, 2022 @ 4:30 pm EST