Stephen J. Rosenman, Ph.D.



Early in his career, Steve conducted post-doctoral research in Biochemical Oncology and Cell Biology at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle prior to 4+ years at a Seattle biotech start-up. His background in immunology, cell and molecular biology, and biochemistry includes experience in academic departments and in the biotechnology industry. He has published in the fields of cellular and molecular immunology, glycoconjugate biochemistry, and cell adhesion.

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Seattle University School of Law
J.D. 1997

Yale University
Ph.D. 1986

Wesleyan University
B.A. 1979

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2010-2021
  • Recommended, IAM Patent 1000, Prosecution: Washington, 2017-2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America® Lawyer of the Year - Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice, 2014, 2017 & 2019
  • Selected to Washington Super Lawyers®, 2003, 2005, 2012-2019
  • Listed in IP Stars (Managing Intellectual Property®), 2013-2019
  • Patent Research Review Top Patent Prosecutor, 2011
  • Washington’s Most Amazing Attorneys®, 2006


Steve Rosenman's practice is focused on biotechnology patent strategic counseling, patent prosecution and intellectual property opinions, and also handles trademark clearance and registration.


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, the Washington State Patent Law Association, and Life Science Washington (formerly Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association). Steve also lectures on U.S. patent practice at the University of Washington's renowned Center for Advanced Study and Research on Innovation Policy (CASRIP).

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