Steven M. Bauer is a trial lawyer who practices exclusively in the areas of complex patent, trade secret, trademark, copyright and technology litigation. Based in the Boston office, he is co-chair of the firm's nationwide Litigation Department, and within it, co-head of the firm's Patent Litigation Group. He has also served on the firm's seven-member Executive Committee.
Chambers USA has consistently ranked Steve as one of only a handful of "Band 1" patent litigators in Boston, noting his reputation as "the litigator that clients want" and that clients call him "results-oriented," "a great strategist," "a proven trial attorney," and "pragmatic and flexible." SuperLawyers has identified Steve as one of the "Top 100 Lawyers in Massachusetts" and The Benchmark Litigation guide to America's leading litigators has stated that "some of his patent victories have been astonishing." Steve’s practice is national – he has successfully tried cases in every major U.S. forum, including Massachusetts, California, Texas, Illinois, Florida, Delaware and the International Trade Commission. Steve has appeared in more than 30 cases in the Eastern District of Texas, where he has been admitted. Steve is also a skilled appellate advocate for patent cases, having argued over 15 times to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Steven M Bauer