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Stephen S. Favakeh

Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, Partner

Chicago, Illinois
Stephen S. Favakeh is a patent attorney with over 25 years of experience counseling clients in the development of their worldwide intellectual property assets. Steve concentrates on the strategic procurement and enforcement of patent and trademark rights in the United States and abroad, with a special focus on Japanese clients. Steve has extensive experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications that have resulted in strong patents respected by competitors. To achieve this, Steve recognizes the importance of gaining a comprehensive understanding of the background and purpose of each invention developed by his clients, including the technical challenges that were overcome leading to their innovative breakthroughs. He has a proven record of success with prosecution matters that are extremely difficult to get allowed. Steve's clients credit his ability to provide an in-depth description of the novel features of their inventions while still maximizing the scope of the claims in their patents. Clients also turn to Steve for his opinions on avoiding infringement of competitors' patents. Highly analytical and a careful listener, he is integrally involved with the engineers and scientists at the companies he represents, working with them as a team to develop innovative technical solutions for avoiding exposure to infringement liability. Steve represents U.S. and foreign clients in diverse technologies, including vehicle restraint systems, industrial conveyor equipment, consumer products, and medical devices. He advises clients on their intellectual property portfolios, licensing programs, and activities and has reviewed and written numerous licenses relating to the transfer of intellectual property rights. In merger and acquisition transactions, Steve handles sophisticated due diligence investigations involving comprehensive studies of patent portfolios and the analysis of all the intellectual property matters raised in the related contracts to these transactions. Steve regularly gives presentations in Japan and elsewhere on new patent laws and regulations proposed for adoption in the U.S. He is a member of Fitch Even's Executive Committee, Business Development Committee, and the DE&I Committee.

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