Steven C. Carlson, the Managing Partner of the firm’s Silicon Valley office, is an intellectual property litigator with a focus on patent and trade secret disputes. He litigates cases through trial in fields across the technology spectrum, representing high-tech, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies before district courts, appellate courts and the International Trade Commission. He joined Kasowitz in 2013.
Steven served as a law clerk to the Honorable Roderick R. McKelvie in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware (1999-2000) and to the Honorable Paul R. Michel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (2000-2001). He is highlighted in the 2014-2015 editions of The Legal 500 in the "Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation: Full Coverage" practice area, and was named a “Rising Star” for intellectual property litigation by Super Lawyers from 2009-2011. He is a co-author of the book Patents in Germany and Europe: Procurement, Enforcement, and Defense, and a co-author of the Patent Case Management Judicial Guide, which is published by the Federal Judicial Center and provided to all federal judges as a best practices guide for handling patent cases.
Steven served as a volunteer in the United States Peace Corps in Morocco from 1993-1996, where he directed health and sanitation programs in remote Berber villages. He continues those interests as a member of Rotary International.