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Dr. J. Steven Rutt
Dr. J. Steven Rutt is a Partner and Chairman of the Nanotechnology Industry Team. His practice includes patent counseling, IP licensing and agreements, including technology transfer carried out under the Bayh-Dole Act, patent landscaping and clearance opinions, patent prosecution, patent litigation support, trade secrets, and trademarks.
Dr. Rutt is a frequent writer and conference presenter with respect to nanotechnology and the law, actively helping to lead and participate in Foley’s Nanotechnology Industry Team. He is the author of a dozen scientific publications and inventor on four patents. His experience includes nine years of hands-on research in polymer synthesis and morphological studies, and his experience in private industry includes two years of corporate chemical research with NTT in Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Rutt’s legal papers have been published widely, including publications such as Nanotechnology Law and Business Journal, Journal of the Patent & Trademark Office Society, The SciTech Lawyer, and the Legal Times.
Dr. Rutt received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, his doctorate in chemistry from The Pennsylvania State University, and his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Goshen College.