Steven War is a seasoned attorney with nearly twenty years of experience specializing in complex patent, trademark and copyright litigation. He has represented both Plaintiffs and Defendants before federal district courts. Mr. War has litigation experience in many different technologies including medical devices, generic drugs, mechanical devices, Internet applications and satellite systems. Mr. War is experienced in claim construction, working with experts, legal research, validity analysis, infringement analysis, motions practice, depositions, Markman hearings, Summary Judgment motions, and he has participated in all phases of litigation before district courts.
Prior to becoming the practice chair for intellectual property litigation at McNeely, Hare & War, Mr. War worked for several national/international law firms, including Dickstein Shapiro LLP, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, Fish & Richardson P.C., and Howrey & Simon. He is experienced in patent litigation, patent prosecution, opinions regarding freedom to operate, validity, infringement and due diligence. He has prosecuted patents in various technologies, including medical devices, computer memory architecture, internet authentication systems, digital cameras, digital circuits, communications, and printers.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. War spent fourteen years as a systems engineer for IBM's Federal Sector Division, Computer Technology Associates (CTA), and Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC) working with various government organizations, including NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Department of the Army, and the United States Coast Guard. During this time, his roles included identification of user requirements, systems design, systems test and evaluation, field support, acceptance testing, and participation in various user groups. He has applied one or more of these skills to satellite systems, helicopter design, the FAA's Voice Activation and Control System, and artificial intelligence systems.
Prior to his work as a systems engineer, Mr. War spent seven years in the United States Navy, part of that time as an electronics technician.
Mr. War is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the District of Columbia, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. He is also a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) and the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).
|VA||Authorized to Practice Law||2001||02/13/2017|
|Partner||McNeely, Hare & War LLP||2009 - Present|
|Senior Associate||Dickstein Shapiro, LLP||2005 - 2009|
|Associate/Senior Associate||Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP (Washington, DC)||1999 - 2005|
|Technology Specialist||Fish & Richardson, PC||1998 - 1999|
|Senior Systems/Test Engineer||Orbital Sciences Corporation/Computer Technology Associates, Inc.||1996 - 1998|
|Senior Systems/Test Engineer||Computer Technology Associates, Inc.||1994 - 1996|
|Engineer||IBM Corporation||1984 - 1994|
|Georgetown University Law Center||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|Syracuse University||Masters of Science, Electrical Engineering||1990|
|University of Virginia||Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Enginering||1984|
|United States Naval Academy||Aerospace Engineering||N/A|
|U.S. Trademark Workshop for Paralegals||Prosecuting US Trademark Applications||2015|
|U.S. Trademark Workshop for Paralegals||Policing and Enforcing US Trademarks||2015|
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