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525 B Street, Suite 2200
San Diego, California 92101
Direct Phone: 619.515.3267
Direct Fax: 619.744.5467
stephen.beuerle@procopio.com
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Stephen C. Beuerle is the head of the firm's Intellectual Property Team. He maintains an active intellectual property law practice, with a particular emphasis on U.S. and foreign patent protection in a wide variety of mechanical, electrical, computer, and biotechnology areas including toys, medical devices and implants, biotechnology instruments, consumer electronics, exercise equipment, fuel cells, photovoltaic systems, recycling separators, electric and hybrid-electric drive systems, wireless communications, telematics, biometrics, video and audio streaming, musical instruments, children’s products, sequencing equipment, detection systems, and manufacturing systems and methods. Mr. Beuerle also has extensive experience with U.S. and foreign trademark prosecution, copyright prosecution, intellectual property due diligence, licensing, and the preparation of intellectual property legal opinions. Mr. Beuerle also has extensive experience working with companies from the Far East, including China, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, and South Korea, in protecting their intellectual property in the United States. Before joining Procopio, Mr. Beuerle was an attorney at both Lyon & Lyon LLP and Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear LLP.

Mr. Beuerle is licensed to practice before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Federal District Courts for the Southern and Central Districts of California.

Representative Matters
  • Obtained hundreds of patents and registered trademarks for clients in a wide variety of industries, especially in the areas of toys, medical devices, and clean technology.
  • Prepared and prosecuted numerous United States patent applications for Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha of Shizuoka, Japan.
  • Successfully prosecuted and obtained the “Worm Light” toy patent related to the then number one selling video game accessory in the world.
  • Represented Boston Scientific in intellectual property due diligence of Cardiac Pathways for Boston Scientific acquisition of Cardiac Pathways.
  • Successfully reacquired numerous stolen domain names for clients.
  • Negotiated and prepared numerous income-generating licenses for clients in the medical device and music industries.
Education
  • JD, The John Marshall Law School, 1995 (Intellectual Property Law Society President)
  • BS (Mechanical Engineering), University of Michigan, magna cum laude, 1992
Distinctions
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Rating
  • Southern California's Top Lawyers - 2014
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Technology Law – 2013
Community Involvement
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County – Volunteer
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • San Diego County Bar Foundation – Board of Directors
  • Senior Community Centers – Serving Seniors Program Volunteer
  • The San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association

Recent News Coverage

  • “2014 Top Lawyers,” San Diego Magazine, March 2014.
  • Lee, Kevin. “With hires, Procopio creates full-time Silicon Valley presence,” Los Angeles Daily Journal, November 27, 2012.
  • Sherwin, Doug. “Procopio attorney sleeps outside to raise money for homeless,” The Daily Transcript, May 20, 2010.
  • “Procopio Partner Sleeps Out to Raise Money for Homeless,” Procopio Press Release, May 19, 2010.
  • “Procopio Named Top Trademark Filing Law Firm in San Diego for Fourth Year in a Row,” Procopio Press Release, July 7, 2009.
  • Sherwin, Doug. "Gillespie joins Procopio's IP team," The Daily Transcript, March 18, 2009.
  • “Seasoned IP Attorney Joins Procopio,” Procopio Press Release, March 11, 2009.
  • “Procopio Shifts Management Committee and Team Leaders,” Procopio Press Release, January 22, 2009.
Recent Seminars
  • “Improving Patent Prosecution & Examination,” SDIPLA 2010 USPTO Roadshow Symposium, San Diego, CA, February 26, 2010.