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Stephen McBride


Carmichael IP

Steve McBride is a partner at Carmichael IP.  Steve is an experienced patent attorney whose practice focuses on representing patent owners in all aspects of inter partes and post grant reviews at the PTAB and their appeals to the Federal Circuit. In addition to PTAB experience, Steve represents clients in front of the Patent and Trademark Office in reexaminations and is an experienced patent litigator who has successfully handled dozens of cases in U.S. district courts and the International Trade Commission. Steve’s practice specializes in patents involving technologies such as software, electronics, and telecommunications.

Steve is a registered patent attorney admitted to the New York and Virginia bars and has published frequently on a variety of patent-related topics. Before becoming a patent attorney, Steve was an electrical engineer in the telecommunications industry.

Recent Articles by Stephen McBride

USPTO Mid-Year Review 2024: New Rules Packages and What to Expect For the Second Half of 2024

The first half of 2024 was a busy time for rulemaking at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), with five different notices of proposed rulemaking. While the first three proposed rules packages are relatively straightforward and uncontroversial, the last two propose highly contentious rules that are likely to generate significant opposition.

The Case Law on Obviousness-Type Double Patenting: How We Got Here and a Proposal for Change (Part II)

In Part I of this two-part article, we reviewed the origins of the judicially-created doctrine of obviousness-type double patenting (ODP) and laid out the background on how the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit arrived at the 2023 In re Cellect decision. Here, we delve deeper into the case law and explain a simple fix for many present-day ODP problems.

Past Events with Stephen McBride

PTAB Masters™ 2024

Held January 29-30, 2024

IPWatchdog LIVE 2023

September 17-19, 2023