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Wendy R. Stein
 

Wendy R. Stein

Member New York, NY  

Wendy R. Stein focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation in the patent, trade secret, and trademark areas.

In the patent arena, she has litigated a broad array of matters in the technology, pharmaceutical, and life science sectors. In the trade secret area, Wendy is engaged by trade secret owners to secure emergent relief to protect their rights under the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) and other state laws. She also maintains an active defense practice representing individual and corporate defendants accused of misappropriating alleged trade secrets under the DTSA and other state laws.


In her trademark practice, Wendy represents trademark owners in infringement cases and has also represented individuals and corporate entities facing claims of trademark infringement. She has appeared before federal and state courts throughout the United States, including New York, New Jersey, Delaware, California, Massachusetts, Florida, Texas, Arizona, the District of Columbia, Illinois, and Nebraska, and before the Court of Appeals for the D.C. and Federal Circuits.

Within the greater legal community, Wendy is actively engaged with the intellectual property and federal litigation bars. She is currently President-Elect of the Federal Bar Association’s (FBA) Southern District of New York Chapter and previously served as Editor of its publication, The New York Minutes, from 2015-2019. She also served as Editor of the FBA Intellectual Property Law Section’s publication, The IP Legal Browser. Wendy is currently a member of the Sedona Conference Working Group 12 – Trade Secrets, which is dedicated to the advanced study of law and policy in the intellectual property field, and proudly served as an adjunct professor at her alma mater Fordham University School of Law in 2019 and 2020, teaching a course focused on representing foreign entities in U.S. court litigation.

Education
  • Fordham University School of Law (J.D.)
  • Brandeis University (B.A., magna cum laude)
  • Yale School of Public Health (M.P.H.)
Admissions
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
Representative Patent Litigation Matters
  • Representing patent owner in action alleging willful infringement of a patent directed to systems and methods for identifying vaping and bullying
  • Representing company seeking declaratory judgment that a patent is not infringed and invalid
  • Defended company against assertion of reissue patent in the pharmaceutical space
  • Defended company against assertions of patent infringement in the packaging space; summary judgment of non-infringement was affirmed by the Federal Circuit
  • Asserted reissue patent in the GPS space against three competitors

Representative Trade Secret Litigation Matters

  • Defending individuals accused of misappropriating alleged trade secrets under the Defend Trade Secrets Act and New York law
  • Defended individuals accused of misappropriating alleged trade secrets under the Defend Trade Secrets Act, New Jersey and Pennsylvania law
  • Secured temporary restraining order on behalf of trade secret owner to prevent the disclosure of its trade secrets
  • Member of trial team in case brought on behalf of a trade secret owner in New York district court; Second Circuit affirmed jury verdict of trade secret misappropriation and permanent injunction against future trade secret misappropriation
  • Secured emergent relief on behalf of trade secret owner in case against former employees and new company set up by former employees

Representative Trademark Litigation Matters

  • Secured temporary restraining order on behalf of trademark owner to stop the willful infringement of its trademark
  • Represented trademark owner in action alleging cybersquatting, willful trademark infringement and unfair competition
  • Secured emergent relief including broad ex parte seizure order on behalf of trademark owner
  • Defended accused infringers in cases alleging trademark infringement in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers, Rising Stars – Intellectual Property Litigation (2016)

Award Methodology

  • Federal Bar Association
    • President-Elect, Southern District of New York Chapter (2021)
    • Editor, New York Minutes (2015-2019)
    • Editor, The IP Legal Browser (2019)
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Sedona Conference Working Group 12 – Trade Secrets
  • Fordham University School of Law, Adjunct Professor (2019-2020)
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