Steven M. Auvil

Steven M. Auvil

Steven M. Auvil is a partner and Chair of Benesch's Intellectual Property Practice Group.

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5 things med tech companies need to know about the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act

5 things med tech companies need to know about the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act

November 15, 2011 2:01 pm by | 1 Comments (Sponsored)

This post is sponsored by Benesch. Newsflash — both houses of the U.S. Congress and the President agreed on something!  Yes, our government agreed, by a wide margin, that it…


Doctors and med device companies: Are your medical invention consulting contracts compliant with US laws?

Doctors and med device companies: Are your medical invention consulting contracts compliant with US laws?

August 9, 2011 11:04 am by | 0 Comments (Sponsored)

This post is sponsored by Benesch. Medical device and drug companies often contract with independent physicians to assist with product development.  In the ideal situation, such physicians become external members…



Protecting intellectual property can boost company valuation

Protecting intellectual property can boost company valuation

June 13, 2011 8:00 am by | 0 Comments (Sponsored)

This post is sponsored by Benesch. Valuation of a start-up is important for a variety of reasons. Obtaining capital, developing partnerships and preparing for an eventual exit strategy are just…


Patent application changes coming for medical breakthroughs

Patent application changes coming for medical breakthroughs

April 18, 2011 8:00 am by | 2 Comments (Sponsored)

There are many exciting legislative and regulatory changes on the horizon relating to patents. As you have probably been hearing, President Obama is throwing his support behind these major changes…