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Steven Pepe

Chair of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice

Ropes & Gray

Steve Pepe is a partner with the New York Office of Ropes & Gray, and the Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice. He is an accomplished trial lawyer who focuses on patent litigation in nearly every significant patent jurisdiction, including the International Trade Commission, the Eastern District of Texas, the District of Delaware, the Eastern District of Virginia, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the PTAB. Steve has litigated patent cases for over 20 years, including as lead or co-lead counsel in over a dozen lawsuits. He specializes in complex infringement cases and has achieved numerous successes for companies in the fields of computer technology, semiconductors, telecommunications, consumer products, and mechanical systems. Steve is experienced in managing and coordinating multi-jurisdictional disputes that involve parallel actions in U.S. district courts, the International Trade Commission, and foreign jurisdictions. Steve works with diverse clients and cases that range from high-profile, “bet-the-company” litigations for Fortune 500 companies to smaller litigations for rapidly growing start-up technology companies.

Steve also advises clients on licensing and FRAND issues and has been involved in multiple PTAB proceedings, both on behalf of patent owners and petitioners.  Steve has been recognized as a Super Lawyer every year since 2013, has taught patent law at Touro Law School for the last 4 years, and is a frequent author and commentator concerning intellectual property issues.

Past Events with Steven Pepe

Patent Litigation Masters™ 2023

Held May 15-17, 2023