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Background

Steve Marshall is a Principal in the Washington, DC, office of Fish & Richardson. His practice focuses on complex patent litigation and counseling. Mr. Marshall has litigated patent cases across a variety of industries and technologies, including Internet software and e-commerce, semiconductors, telecommunications, computer networking, optical data storage, electro-optical/infrared countermeasures systems, fire suppression systems, and medical devices. Mr. Marshall has represented clients before U.S. District Courts around the country, in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and in Section 337 proceedings before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).

Mr. Marshall’s patent litigation experience covers all major aspects of litigation. He is experienced in pre-filing investigations, case management, all phases of fact and expert discovery, including taking and defending depositions, motion practice, claim construction, including arguing terms during Markman proceedings, summary judgment, trial, and appeal. He has been an active member of trial and appellate teams, and has taken testimony at trial.

Steve was previously a Summer Associate with the firm (2005). Mr. Marshall’s technical experience includes work as an Integration Engineer in EMC Corporation’s eLab (2000-2003), SAP Basis Administrator with The Gillette Company (1999), and an Analyst in the SAP Solution Center at Andersen Consulting, LLP (1998-1999).

Education

J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law 2006
Research Editor, Wake Forest Law Review
cum laude, Order of the Coif


B.S., University of Notre Dame 1998
Computer Science
cum laude, Tau Beta Pi

Admissions

  • Massachusetts 2006
  • District of Columbia 2013
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

Other Distinctions

Accolades

Named a 2016-2014 and 2012 “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine

Selected Publications

Enfish and TLI: A Study of the CAFC’s Recent Section 101 Opinions,” Fish Litigation Blog (May 31, 2016).

The Alice-Effect: An Empirical Study of Section 101 Motion Practice,” Fish Litigation Blog (March 9, 2015).

Speaking Engagements

Strafford Webinar, “Patent Prosecution and Defeating Abstractness: Minimizing the Risk of Section 101 Rejection,” (November 10, 2016).

Fish Insights Webinar, “Alice and Octane Fitness: Patent Reform in the Federal Judiciary,” (May 20, 2015).

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