Background information for Dr. Stephen Stout:
I am a patent lawyer at Vinson & Elkins here in Austin. My
practice is primarily patent litigation: I represent either
patent owners accusing someone of infringement or the defendants in
such cases. I also advise clients facing various patent-related
issues, such as whether a patent covers their products, whether a
patent is valid, prospects for litigation, etc. And finally, I do
a small amount of work with inventors, helping them obtain patents.
Given my technical background, I favor the life sciences.
However, I have worked on a wide variety of technologies
including: search engines, food additives, wire trimming tape,
pharmaceuticals, plant biotechnology, and biotechnology research tools.
B.S. Botany, Texas A&M University
M.S. Plant Health, Louisiana State University
Ph.D. Plant Biology, University of Texas
J.D., University of Texas