Steve Henry has broad experience in all aspects of intellectual property, with special expertise in the protection of communications and computer-related inventions (hardware and software), semiconductors, instrumentation and other electronic technologies and business methods, including financial systems. His practice spans the entire range of prosecution, litigation, licensing, and client counseling. He is particularly interested in fostering the growth of technology-based companies, large and small, by developing effective IP strategies.
Steve has litigated patent and trademark infringement suits and patent interferences for smaller and Fortune 500 companies, predominantly in the fields of computer hardware/software and telecommunications. He has served as a AAA-appointed arbitrator in technology-related disputes. Several of the patents Steve has written have been successfully asserted in litigation or in cross-licensing negotiations.Representative Matters
Cesari & McKenna, associate attorney and partner, 1978-1985.
RCA, Astro-Electronics Division - engineering intern, 1970-73, research and design of advanced communication and imaging systems for satellites.Professional and Civic Activities
American Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Boston Bar Association
Boston Patent Law Association
Georgetown Club of Boston
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Licensing Executives Society
MIT Alumni Association
MIT Club of Boston
MIT Educational CouncilHonors and Awards
Steve has repeatedly been elected a Massachusetts’ “Super Lawyer” in intellectual property law and has has been named to Best Lawyers in America 2008 Edition. He has also been listed in Who’s Who in American Law and carries the highest possible rating from the Martindale-Hubbell legal directory.
Steve has been elected to Sigma Xi (scientific research society-honorary), received the Robert C. Watson award from the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and has been named as a Certified Licensing Professional by the Licensing Executives Society.
In law school, Steve served as editor of Law & Policy in International Business.Also Noteworthy
Before finishing law school, Steve participated in three patent infringement and licensing litigations. He was also an adjunct professor at Suffolk University Law School for several years, teaching patent law. He is a frequent writer and lecturer on intellectual property developments and strategies.
Steve holds an Extra Class Amateur Radio license and has held Commercial Radiotelephone (First Class) and Radiotelegraph (second class) licenses from the FCC.Recent Articles and Presentations
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best lawyer, Intellectual Property||Best Lawyers in America||2009|
|Boston Super Lawyer, Intellectual Property||Super Lawyers||2008|
|Best Lawyer, Intellectual Property||Best Lawyers in America||2008|
|Boston SuperLawyer, Intellectual Property||Super Lawyers||2007|
|Boston Super Lawyer, Intellectual Property||Super Lawyers||2006|
|Who's Who in American Law||Marquis Who's Who||1978|
|Robert C. Watson Award||American Patent Law Association||1976|
|Editor, Law & Policy in Int'l Bus.||Georgetown U Law Ctr||1975|
|Adjunct Prof. of Patent Law||Suffolk Law School||1983 - 1986|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Licensing Executives Society||N/A||1998 - Present|
|Boston Bar Association||N/A||1990 - Present|
|Boston Patent Law Association||Past President; Co-chair, Computer law Committee||1978 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||1975 - Present|
|American Intellectual Property Law Association||N/A||1975 - Present|
|Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Society||N/A||1973 - Present|
|Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers||Member, Computer and Communications Societies||1971 - Present|
|National Law Journal||Lawyers become unwilling bankers||2006|
|Risk & Insurance Magazine||An Age of Emboldened Davids||2005|
|New England In-House Magazine||SCO Group's Threat of Litigation Against LINUX Users: How Should You Respond||2004|
|The Internet Encyclopedia||Open Source Development and Licensing||2003|
|Bio-IT World||The Hidden Costs of 'Free' Software||2003|
|Mass High Tech||Standardizing Participation in Standards Organizations||2003|
|Boston Business Journal||Industry Showdown in the Courts: Software vs. Finance||1999|
|Law & Pol. in Int'l Bus.||Note: “Is a Compulsory Patent Licensing Statue Necessary? A Study of the U.S. and Foreign Experience,”||1975|
|Georgetown University Law Center||JD - Juris Doctor||1976|
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology||SB and SM||1973|
|Licensing: Seizing Opportunities and Mitigating Risks||Licensing Relationships||2007|
|LES/AUTM 2006 Spring Meeting||Dealing with Divorce in IP Collaborations: The Top 10 Contract Provisions You Will Wish You Had||2006|
|MCLE 8th Annual Intellectual Property Conference||Developing Patent Portfolios and the CREATE (Cooperative Research and Technology Enhancement) Act||2005|
|Mass Technology Leadership Council Legal Issues Series||How do you get the most from your IP in an acquisition||2005|
|LES/AUTM Spring Meeting||Open Source Licenses and IP Management: Understanding its Possibilities and Avoiding its Pitfalls||2004|
|State St. Bank and Tr Co v Signature Financial Group||Reversed SJ that business method not statutory|
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