Steve is a leading intellectual property lawyer with a reputation for combining excellent skills as a trial lawyer, patent attorney, and engineer.

He has cross-examined the opposing party’s technical experts and witnesses in 19 major patent trials, litigated more than 100 patent cases in federal district courts and other forums, including 40 in the International Trade Commission, and prosecuted more than 100 patent applications in the Patent Office. In the middle of one of the “smart phone war” patent trials, Judge Pender made the following comments when Apple’s expert left the stand: “Mr. Anzalone, I wrote comments down about how high an opinion I had of your cross-examination. I considered it skillful, dynamic, artful, prepared, highly organized. It was terrific. It really was.”

Steve has been recognized as a top-rated intellectual property litigation attorney in Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters (2017-20), as a leading attorney in International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337) in Chambers (2021), as a recommended attorney in Patent Litigation in The Legal 500 (2016-20), and as a recommended attorney in ITC litigation in IAM Patent 1000 (2015-20). Legal ...

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  • Teaching Experience
    • Anzalone taught the Patent Law course at Catholic University School of Law as an adjunct professor for six years.



Washington, D.C.



New York

District of Columbia

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office


University of North Carolina, J.D., summa cum laude, 1983

Princeton University, B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, 1979

Prior Law Firm Experience

Winston & Strawn (2013-20)

Finnegan (1986-2013)

Practice Areas