Stephen Altieri, Ph.D., focuses his practice on patent counseling, procurement, and licensing in the life sciences sector. Throughout his career, Steve has represented clients of all sizes, including emerging companies as well as public companies and universities. He creates and develops US and international intellectual property rights that are aligned with client business objectives. Steve also handles post-grant proceedings, including inter partes reviews and reexaminations, as well as patent litigations.
Previously, Steve was an associate at another international law firm, where his subject area focus was on life sciences, including biologics, diagnostics, oncology, immunotherapies, and small molecule drugs.
Steve, a Fulbright Fellow, received his Ph.D. from Yale University from the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. His doctoral research examined mechanisms of ion channel activation, particularly the structural and molecular basis of gating in cyclic nucleotide-gated ion channels. After finishing at Yale, Steve received his J.D. from Boston College Law School, magna cum laude and Order of the Coif.
Steve also serves as co-chair of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council’s Entrepreneur University.
Boston College Law School, 2011, Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
Yale University, 2008, Doctor of Philosophy, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Yale University, 2005, Master of Philosophy, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Canisius College, 2002, Bachelor of Science, Chemistry and Biology, summa cum laude, All College Honors
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Intellectual Property, Law360 (2019)
Member, Litigation Department of the Year–Intellectual Property, The American Lawyer (2019)
Life Sciences Star, Intellectual Property, LMG Life Sciences Guide (2019)
Recognized, IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals (2019)
Super Lawyers, Rising Star (Massachusetts) (2013–2014, 2017-2018)
Order of the Coif (2011)
Editor in Chief, Boston College Intellectual Property & Technology Forum
Fulbright Fellowship (2003)
Merck Undergraduate Research Award (2002)
Alpha Sigma Nu (2002)
St. Ignatius Loyola Full Academic Scholarship (Canisius College)