Stephen J. Rosenman - Seed Intellectual Property Law Group LLP

Stephen J. Rosenman

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Steve Rosenman specializes in U.S. and foreign patent matters pertaining to biotechnology, including patent prosecution and strategic management of intellectual property portfolios. His practice also features trademark clearance and registration. He holds a J.D. from Seattle University School of Law (formerly University of Puget Sound Law School) (1997). Steve received his B.A. in Biology (with honors) from Wesleyan University (1979) and a Ph.D. in Biology from Yale University (1986), where his emphasis was Immunobiology.


Steve has assisted Seed IP clients with biotechnology patents and in trademark matters since the mid-1990’s. Early in his career, Steve conducted post-doctoral research in the divisions of Biochemical Oncology and Cell Biology at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. His professional background in immunology, cell and molecular biology, and biochemistry includes extensive experience in academic departments and in the biotechnology industry. He has authored publications in the fields of cellular and molecular immunology, glycoconjugate biochemistry, and cell adhesion.


Steve is admitted to practice in the state of Washington (1997), and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is a member of the Washington State and American Bar Associations, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and the Washington State Patent Law Association. He also lectures on U.S. patent practice at the University of Washington Center for Advanced Study and Research on Intellectual Property (CASRIP).

Seattle UniversityJ.D. 1997Wesleyan UniversityBA 1979Yale UniversityPh.D. 1986
American IP Law AssociationAmerican Bar Association - IP Law SectionAmer. Assoc. for the Advancement of Science

Office Location

701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 5400
Seattle, WA 98104-7064
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Biotechnology Law of the Seattle Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Biotechnology Law of the Seattle Metro Area
Stephen J. Rosenman has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Stephen J. Rosenman has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Biotechnology Law (Intellectual Property, Litigation, Patent)
Patent Law