Stephen J. Brown


Madison, NJ
One Giralda Farms
Madison, NJ 07940
P 973.966.3218 F 973.966.3250
P 973.966.3218 F 973.966.3250


Stephen's practice is concentrated on patent counseling and litigation with an emphasis on pharmaceutical patent matters arising under the Hatch-Waxman Act. 

  • Patent Portfolios - He has experience managing domestic and international patent portfolios; advising clients regarding strategies for prosecuting related subject matter and prior art considerations; conducting patentability searches; drafting and prosecuting patent applications from initial disclosures; interviewing inventors; conducting Examiner interviews; and drafting appeal briefs. Subject matter includes chemical arts such as pharmaceuticals, polymers and catalysts, nutraceuticals, medical apparatuses and related processes and methods, and various mechanical devices.

  • Opinion and Due Diligence - Stephen also has experience in drafting opinions for various clients relating to infringement, validity, and freedom to operate; and conducting studies of intellectual property portfolio landscapes relating to mergers and acquisitions. Subject matter includes polymers and catalysts, biotechnology, and nutraceuticals.

  • Litigation - In a litigation context, Stephen has experience preparing Paragraph IV Certification and Notice Letters under Hatch-Waxman; aiding experts in drafting of reports; preparation of witnesses for depositions; preparing to defend witnesses in depositions; second chair depositions; drafting of pleadings and motions.

Prior to Windels Marx, Stephen practiced at various boutique IP, litigation and international law firms with a focus on chemical, pharmaceutical and cosmetic arts matters.


Stephen J. Brown, H. Wilson Tabor, Ph.D., and Howard G. Shertzer, Ph.D., Abstract, Poster, and Presentation: Computer Modeling to Determine the Efficacy of Potential Antioxidants, Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting, 1994.





  • J.D., Master of Laws in Intellectual Property, Commerce and Technology, University of New Hampshire, Franklin Pierce School of Law, 1999
  • Toxicology Doctoral Program, University of Cincinnati, 1992-1996
  • B.S., Chemistry, Michigan State University, 1992
  • Chemistry, United States Military Academy at West Point, 1986-1990


  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • District of New Jersey