Stephen R. Howe

10 East Doty Street, Suite 600
Madison, WI 53703
D: 608.280.6763
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Anne-Marie Larkin
D: 612.336.4752



University of Michigan Law School
J.D., cum laude, 2009

Kalamazoo College
B.A. Biology, cum laude, 2005

Bar and Court Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Illinois State Bar
Wisconsin State Bar

Stephen is a litigator in Merchant & Gould’s Madison office. He represents clients in complex intellectual property matters including patents, trademarks, and trade secrets, with an emphasis on patent litigation relating to pharmaceutical products under the Hatch Waxman Act, mechanical devices, and electronics. Stephen has represented clients in courts across the country, including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and U.S. District Courts in Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Wisconsin, and Nevada, among others.

Prior to joining the firm, Stephen was an associate at Latham & Watkins LLP in Chicago. He received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 2009, and his B.A. in Biology from Kalamazoo College in 2005. Outside of his practice, Stephen enjoys skiing, cycling, boating, and kitesurfing.

Representative Cases

Oxbo International Corp., v. H&S Manufacturing Company Inc., 15-C-292 (W.D. Wis.)

Chiesi USA, Inc. et al. v. Exela Pharma Sciences, LLC, et al., 13-C-1275 (D. Del.)

Metalcraft of Mayville, Inc., v. The Toro Company and Exmark Manufacturing Co., Inc., 16-C-0544 (E.D. Wis.)

Metalcraft of Mayville, Inc., v. The Toro Company and Exmark Manufacturing Co., Inc., 2016-2433, 2016-2514 (Fed. Cir.)

Future Motion, Inc., v. Changzhou First International Trade Co., LTD., 16-C-0013 (D. Nev.)

Pfizer Inc., et al. v. CFT Pharmaceuticals LLC, 14-C-781 (D. Del.)

In re: Certain Consolidated Zoledronic Acid Cases, 12-C-4393, 13-C-1028, 13-C-2379, 13-C-4669, 13-C-5125, 13-C-6835 (D.N.J.)

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., v. Xellia Pharmaceuticals APS et al., 14-C-199 (D. Del.)

Purdue Pharma, L.P. et al. v. Par Pharmaceutical, Inc., 13-C-3374 (S.D.N.Y.)

Purdue Pharma, L.P. et al. v. Actavis Elizabeth LLC, 11-C-2038, 12-C-5615 (S.D.N.Y.)

Glaxo SmithKline LLC v. Roxane Laboratories, Inc., 11-C-046 (D. Del.)

Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. v. Roxane Laboratories, Inc., 09-C-06335, 11-C-01692 (D.N.J.)