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, specializing in emerging biotech companies. He creates and develops US and international intellectual property rights that are aligned with client business objectives, including working closely with scientific personnel to identify patenting opportunities and competitive advantages. Steve also assists clients in partnering and investment transactions.
Steve’s subject area focus is broadly in the life sciences, including immunotherapies, nucleic acid therapeutics, microbiome agents, gene-editing technologies, diagnostics, and cell-based therapies.
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
Recommended, Intellectual property: Patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings), The Legal 500 US (2020)
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, 2020)
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)