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Stephen (Albainy) Jenei is a patent attorney and Member of Jenei LLC and the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Patent Baristas. When not serving up patent chat over a cup of java, he’s handling a diverse intellectual property practice in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and chemical fields. He works closely with biomedical and emerging growth companies to brew up successful new business models and execute strategic intellectual property protection.

He is designated as one of the Best Lawyers in America® in Intellectual Property Law and Biotechnology Law in the 2010 edition of Best Lawyers®, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.  He is also designated as one of “America’s Leading Business Lawyers” in intellectual property by Chambers & Partners and is listed in Marquis’ Who’s Who in America and Marquis’ Who’s Who in American Law. In addition, he has been designated a SuperLawyer Rising Star.

Prior to forming Jenei LLC, Stephen was an Equity Member of Frost Brown Todd LLC. Prior to that he was Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Director of Intellectual Property for the University of Cincinnati, ultimately serving as the Acting Director of Intellectual Property and University Patent Officer.  Give me a call (513.280.8865) or send me an e-mail ( if you want to chat about how we can help you protect your ideas.


Practice areas


  1. Licensing: 25%
  2. Patent Application: 25%
  3. Intellectual Property: 25%
  4. Life Sciences: 25%
    22 years

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Jenei LLC

8044 Montgomery Road
Suite 700
Cincinnati, OH, 45236


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in America®Best Lawyers®2009
Who's Who in AmericaMarquis' Who's Who®2007
America's Leading Business LawyersN/A2006
Who's Who in AmericaMarquis' Who's Who®2006
America's Leading Business LawyersN/A2005
Rising StarN/A2005
America's Leading Business LawyersN/A2004
America's Leading Business LawyersN/A2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Equity MemberFrost Brown Todd LLC2000 - 2011
Assistant General Counsel and Director of Intellectual PropertyUniversity Of Cincinnati1995 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ohio State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Cincinnati Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Cincinnati Intellectual Property Law AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
IP LitigatorImproving the Quality and Value of the University Patent Portfolio2006
BlawgWorld 2006: Capital of Big Ideas, TechnoLawyerMisconduct (and Not Just Scientific) is a Problem for Everyone2006
IP Value 2005, Globe White PagesBuilding and Managing University Patent Portfolios2005
National Law JournalEarly-Stage Companies Face New Challenges2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of CincinnatiPharmacology & Cellular BiologyPhD - DoctorateN/A
University of Cincinnati College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of DaytonPhysiologyMS - Master of ScienceN/A
University of DaytonBiologyBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Corporate Patent Congress, American Conference InstituteMaximizing Your Patent Portfolio and Harnessing Its Value: Strategies for Changing Times2007
7th Advanced Forum on Biotech Patents, Analysis. American Conference InstituteMedImmune Asks: 'What's A Patent Infringement Suit Among Friends?2006
Southwest Ohio Chapter - Association of Corporate Counsel, Roundtable DiscussionSelected Issues Regarding Software Licensing Agreements2006
FBT Business Buzz event7 Questions (on IP) in 7 minutes2006
Colloquium on Technology Transfer and CommercializationHow To Get Your Discoveries Protected & Commercialized2006
BioOhio ConferenceFrom Idea to Bioscience Business2005
Multilaw Americas Regional ConferenceSoftware Licensing Agreements2003
Life Sciences Without Boundaries: Bridges to Collaboration ConferenceCommercialization 101, Intellectual Property2003
Attorney General's Annual Conference of Public College and University AttorneysEmerging Legal Issues in Intellectual Property2000