Steven Yovits

Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.
Phone+1 312 701 8812

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Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property
  • Counseling & Prosecution
  • Patent Litigation
  • Trademark Litigation
  • Transactions
  • Trial Proceedings Before the PTAB
Contact InfoTelephone: +1 312 701 8812
Fax: +1 312 701 7711
University University of Michigan, B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1989; Northwestern University, Master of Science, Electrical Engineering, 1991
Law SchoolUniversity of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1998
Admitted1998, Illinois; US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; US Patent and Trademark Office


Outside counsel for Harper House homeless shelter

Board of Directors, Volunteers of America (Illinois), 2006 - 2007

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) , Member

Richard Linn American Court, Member


Steven Yovits is a partner in Mayer Brown's Intellectual Property group in Chicago. His practice focuses on patent litigation and counseling. Steven holds a master's degree in electrical engineering and has litigated patent cases involving computer software, Internet applications, business methods, computer hardware, electronics, telephony and wireless technology. He has also counseled clients regarding strategic usage of patent portfolios, threats of litigation, licensing, trade secrets and other intellectual property issues. In addition, Steven has extensive experience with patent damages issues.

Before joining Mayer Brown, Steven was a partner in Howrey LLP's Intellectual Property group, considered at that time to be one of the top practices in the world. During his tenure there, he gained substantial trial experience and was successful in arguing dispositive motions.

For several years before attending law school, Steven worked as an electrical engineer for Westinghouse and as a manufacturing engineer for Kraft Foods.

Steven is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Steven was selected by IAM Patent 1000 for inclusion in The World's Leading Patent Practitioners, (2013-2014) noting that he comes across very well in court with his down-to-earth, Midwestern, team-oriented style, and has a wonderful presence and [h]e is diligent, team-oriented and committed to excellence-a major asset to any company.

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Steven Yovits

71 S. Wacker Drive
ChicagoIL 60606


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