Charles S. Stein

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Charlie Stein joined Abelman Frayne & Schwab in 2007 upon graduating law school.  Prior to entering the intellectual property practice, he gained extensive experience as a licensed Professional Engineer in the electric utility, pulp and paper, and water and waste-water treatment industries.

Charlie concentrates his practice on patent prosecution, including  U.S. and PCT applications and the management of foreign patent applications.  He also has developed extensive experience in preparing opinions of counsel, including freedom to operate, noninfringement, and invalidity.

He has worked on matters involving a wide array of electrical and electro-mechanical technologies, including power converters, regenerative drives, static reactive power production, negative sequence current injection, wind turbine blade pitch, and low voltage ride through of turbine systems.

Highlights

  • Summer Intern for Honorable Joy Flowers Conti, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Associate Editor for Pittsburgh Tax Review
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer in Florida, Alabama, and Georgia.

Bar and Court Admissions

  • New York, 2008,
  • Registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2005.

Publications

  • “Attaining Greater Predictability in Patent Claim Construction” (Dec. 11, 2006), http://ssrn.com/abstract=971058
  • “The Qualified Privilege Against Discovery of Federal Income Tax Returns,” 5 Pitt. Tax Rev. 173 (2008), available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=971047
  • “Reduced European Patent Translation Costs Under the London Agreement.

Professional Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA)

Personal Notes

  • Mr. Stein specializes in patent prosecution and related matters, including validity and infringement investigations and opinions. Prior to entering the intellectual property practice, he gained extensive experience as a licensed Professional Engineer in the electric utility, pulp & paper, and water & wastewater treatment industries.

Education

  • Auburn University, B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1982
  • University of Pittsburgh, J.D., 2007