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Steven Zeman, Ph.D.

Patent Attorney


Steven Zeman is qualified as a German and European patent attorney and is a partner in the life science and chemical practice group of Grünecker. A US native, Steve holds a B.S. in Chemistry/Biochemistry from the University of California at San Diego, an M.S. in Chemistry from Yale University, and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Yale University, where his research focused on the interaction between small molecule anticancer drugs and DNA, developing new methodology for studying such interactions. Steve has authored or co-authored numerous scientific publications, articles and regular columns on patent-related topics in European and international IP journals. Along with several other colleagues at Grünecker, Steve co-authored the book Protecting and Enforcing Life Science Inventions in Europe: From Antibodies to Zebrafish, C.H.Beck, Hart, Nomos, Helbing Lichtenhahn, 2015. Steve lectures regularly on IP-related topics in the US and Asia.

Steve represents clients in all fields of life science, focusing on patent grant, opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office. Steve also provides legal opinions on patent scope and validity as part of his strategic counseling.

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