Chief Barista Stephen Jenei (previously Stephen Albainy-Jenei) is the founder and owner of Patent Baristas®. He is also a patent attorney.  Previously an equity member of a large regional law firm, he left big firm life to start his own law firm, Jenei LLC.  When not serving up patent chat over a cup of java, he’s handling a diverse intellectual property practice in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and chemical fields for leading universities, research hospitals and research institutes, as well as biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies ranging from start-up to Fortune 500 companies.

Stephen works closely with biotechnology and emerging growth companies to brew up successful new business models, execute strategic intellectual property protection and litigation, and structure and negotiate technology transactions.  Prior to joining Frost Brown Todd LLC, Stephen was assistant general counsel and assistant director of Intellectual Property for a major university, ultimately serving as the acting director of intellectual property and university patent officer.

Marquis BannerStephen is designated as one of “America’s Leading Business Lawyers“, 2003-2011, in intellectual property by Chambers & Partners 2004-2012  and is listed in Marquis’ Who’s Who in America, Sixty-First Edition 2007 . In addition, he has been designated a SuperLawyer Rising Star and is Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®.

superlawyers.jpgStephen is a regular contributor to the Motley Fool and Drug Discovery News, writing commentary and analysis regarding recent business and legal news relating to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.  He regularly presents at CLE conferences around the country and is frequently found at Starbucks having a cup of joe.

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