Stephen E. Reiter is a registered patent attorney who focuses his practice in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. He has over 30 years of experience in addressing intellectual property counseling, transactional issues and all aspects of domestic and foreign patent prosecution.

Dr. Reiter has held positions as in-house corporate counsel and in law firm practice, and most recently was an of counsel in the San Diego office of an international law firm.

While in law school, Dr. Reiter was a staff member of the Tulsa Law Journal and elected to the Order of Curule Chair.

Dr. Reiter is the inventor or co-inventor of six issued U.S. patents.

Dr. Reiter was named a top patent practitioner in 2014, 2015 and 2016 by IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners. He was recognized as a "2014 "IP Star" by Managing Intellectual Property magazine.

Professional & Community Activities

American Institute of Chemists, Fellow

American Chemical Society, Member

American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member

BIOCOM San Diego, Intellectual Property Committee, Member

San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association, Member


  • University of Tulsa, J.D. (1985)
  • Louisiana State University, Ph.D., Chemistry (1977)
  • University of Florida, B.S. (1972)

Bar Admissions

  • California (1991)
  • Oklahoma (1985)
  • Tennessee (1988)


  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California (1991)
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (1983)

Who We Are

What fully engaged means to me:

Learning my client's business allows me to apply my experience and insight to the challenge at hand and provide outstanding service, excellent quality and fair value as we meet the challenge together.

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