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Steve Ritchey


St. Louis
314 552 6232 direct
314 667 3633 fax

Steve advises clients on domestic and international patent applications and provides comprehensive counsel on licensing and technology transfer.

He has prepared and prosecuted patent applications both domestically and internationally. Additionally, Steve drafts and negotiates technology alliance and license agreements, and prepares opinion letters regarding infringement and validity issues and freedom to operate.

Steve's patent experience covers a broad range of technical disciplines, including agriscience, biotechnology, organic chemistry, fuel cell catalyst technology, rechargeable battery technology, silicon wafer technology, nuclear medical materials, polymer technology, solder alloys, and metal plating technology.


IP 101


"Reengineering US patent law with the America Invents Act";
American Ceramic Society – AcerS Bulletin, May 2014

"First-to-File Under the AIA: More Than a Race to the Patent Office";
St. Louis ACC In-House Newsletter, April 2014

"Patent law fundamentals for innovators in the ceramic and glass industry";
American Ceramic Society - ACerS Bulletin, April 2014

Comic: "How do patents really work to protect inventions?";
American Ceramic Society - ACerS Bulletin, April 2014

“Thermal Shock Characteristics of Porcelain Enameled Grates";
Appliance Magazine, pages 62-63, December 1994

“Investigation of the Porcelain Enamelling of Die Cast Aluminum";
Proceedings of the Porcelain Enamel Institute Technical Forum, Volume 57, 1994