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Dr. Stephany Small works with clients ranging from large life science companies to individual inventors to protect their valued intellectual property. Her in-house experience coupled with her extensive life science research background equips her to provide clients with technical expertise and comprehensive strategy guidance.
With a Ph.D. in cellular and microbial biology from The Catholic University of America, Stephany focuses her practice on the life sciences fields, including biologics, pharmaceuticals, treatment methods, novel plant varieties, transgenic plants, and diagnostic testing methods/apparatus. With more than seven years of life science research experience, particularly into genetics and molecular biology, along with extensive course work, Stephany is well versed in the biological and chemical arts.
Before moving into private practice, Stephany gained valuable experience working in-house at a biopharmaceutical corporation that developed therapeutic monoclonal antibodies. Her work highlighted the important relationship between intellectual property and business development, marketing, and regulation.
Stephany prepares and prosecutes U.S. and foreign patent applications for inventions related to all aspects of life science. She is involved in FDA Orange Book submissions and Patent Term Extension Applications, and also assists clients with preparing opinions relating to patentability and freedom to operate. Stephany collaborates in patent interferences and inter partes review proceedings before the U.S. Patent Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
Stephany provides her clients with sophisticated strategies rooted in scientific analysis for obtaining and preserving intellectual property. Her scientific knowledge and experience, along with her proven abilities in communicating science to diverse audiences, help her to help her clients accomplish their goals.
Panitch Schwarze Patent Agent Stephany G. Small, Ph.D. Featured in CIOPORA // March 5, 2021
CIOPORA features Patent Agent Stephany G. Small, Ph.D.’s article ‘USPTO Continues to Accept Electronic Filings for Plant Patents - Exceptions Apply’. Read more
Panitch Schwarze Partner and Patent Agent to Present at AmericanHort’s Cultivate’20 Virtual Conference // July 8, 2020
Panitch Schwarze partner Travis W. Bliss, Ph.D. and patent agent Stephany G. Small, Ph.D., will present at AmericanHort’s Cultivate’20 Virtual conference. The conference offers world-class education sessions, in-depth group discussions, and opportunities to forge new connections. Read more
Panitch Schwarze Partner Dr. Travis W. Bliss and Patent Agent Dr. Stephany G. Small to Present American Hort Webinar
Panitch Schwarze’s Travis W. Bliss, Ph.D. and Stephany G. Small, Ph.D. will present an American Hort Webinar on “Three Options for Protecting Your New Plant Cultivar – Which Are Best for You?”. Read more
Panitch Schwarze Lands Powerhouse IP Litigation and Life Sciences Group // April 10, 2020
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel has expanded its IP life sciences and litigation practices by adding a formidable group of patent litigators and prosecutors. Read more
Panitch Schwarze Adds Biotechnology and Life Science Experts to IP team // March 3, 2020
Bliss and Small bring a wealth of experience in life sciences field, including novel plant varieties Read more
Panitch Schwarze Partner Dr. Travis W. Bliss and Patent Agent Dr. Stephany G. Small presented on Intellectual Property Protections for Novel Plant Varieties // July 15, 2019
Panitch Schwarze Partner Dr. Travis W. Bliss and Patent Agent Dr. Stephany G. Small presented on Intellectual Property Protections for Novel Plant Varieties at American Hort's Cultivate '19 Conference. Read more
Farm Bill Brings IP Options For Breeders Of New Plants // January 8, 2019
Partner Travis W. Bliss, Ph.D. and Patent Agent Stephany G. Small, Ph.D. Co-author “Farm Bill Brings IP Options For Breeders Of New Plants" in Law360. Read more
The Supreme Court and Federal Circuit Greatly Narrow the Venues in Which Patent Infringement Cases Can Be Brought
Panitch Schwarze Patent Agent Dr. Stephany G. Small Co-Authors an article on the DRI, The Voice of the Defense Bar, Volume 16 Issue 45, entitled The Supreme Court and Federal Circuit Greatly Narrow the Venues in Which Patent Infringement Cases Can Be Brought. Read more
Panitch Schwarze Patent Agent Co-Authors Article in Developmental Dynamics
Panitch Schwarze Patent Agent Dr. Stephany G. Small Co-Authors Article in Developmental Dynamics. Read more
Panitch Schwarze Patent Agent Co-Authors Article in Development Biology
Panitch Schwarze Patent Agent Dr. Stephany G. Small Co-authored an Article in Development Biology. Read more
When not at work, Stephany enjoys cycling with her husband and two children. To raise funds for charity, she and her husband once biked from New York City to Washington, D.C. over the course of five days, and she also has cycled in a century (100-mile) ride.