Best Lawyer Magazine has named it’s 2019 Best Lawyers in Washington, D.C., including Maier & Maier’s Stephen G. Kunin among its Intellectual Property Law recognitions.
Mr. Kunin’s illustrious career includes more than three decades at the United States Patent Office, spending one of those decades as the Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy, and 13 years of private practice counseling clients and testifying as an expert in patent litigation cases. His work has earned him many notable awards including the Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award, The Vice President’s Reinventing Government Hammer Award, multiple Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals from the Department of Commerce, and a Career Achievement Award from the USPTO.
Mr. Kunin’s work has continued at Maier and Maier, where he provides opinions and expert testimony on all areas of patent law. His areas of expertise include post-issuance proceedings at the United States Patent Office, complex patent prosecution matters, patent litigation strategy, and United States Patent Office patent policy, practice and procedure.
This recognition from Best Lawyers for his continued work in IP comes after he was named one of Intellectual Property Today’s most influential people in IP law an “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property last May. The 2019 Best Lawyer recognition can be found here, while more information about Mr. Kunin and his practice at Maier & Maier is available here.
Maier & Maier is pleased to announce that one of our partners, Stephen G. Kunin has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2019 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. This recognition in the field of Patent Law has been released publicly and is now available on www.bestlawyers.com. We congratulate him on achieving this honor.
July 2, 2018 (Alexandria, VA) Maier & Maier PLLC is proud to announce its newest addition to the firm, Stephen Kunin, the former Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
As an expert in patent law for over 48 years, Mr. Kunin is a highly respected member of the patent industry. One of the masterminds of the revisions to the Rules of Practice and Manual of Patent Examining Procedure, Mr. Kunin worked over 3 decades at the U.S. Patent Office, serving his final ten years as Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examining Policy, and winning 9 Medals (4 Gold) from the Department of Commerce, a Career Achievement Award from the USPTO, and a Reinventing Government Hammer Award from the Vice President, among other notable distinctions.
Mr. Kunin brings with him an expert level of knowledge in every aspect of prosecution and post-issuance proceedings, a highly strategic thought leader on the tactical advantages of post-grant procedures in lieu of traditional litigation, and his continued specialty as a highly sought consultant and expert witness on all matters relating to USPTO patent policy, practice, and procedure.
Timothy Maier, Managing Partner of Maier & Maier, commented that “Stephen Kunin has a deep well of knowledge on patent issues, starting with his time at the Patent Office and continuing today. He’ll be an invaluable resource to our firm and his expertise will help us provide our clients with the best service possible.”