Stephen Krupp is Chief Patent Counsel for Molecular Rebar Design, LLC.
He began his career at The Dow Chemical Company in 1981, as a Research Engineer. He held various R&D and TS&D positions in Dow, including co-inventorship on 8 U.S. Patents. Stephen transferred into Dow’s Legal Department in 1989, and later graduated from law school. He retired from Dow in 2010 after 29 years combined R&D and legal experience, has his own law practice and has been with MRD since 2010. As MRD Chief Patent Counsel, he is responsible for filing, prosecuting, coordinating, and executing all matters relating to MRD’s global intellectual property protection.
Stephen has written, prosecuted and granted hundreds of patents, notably including polyethylene compositions of matter for various Dow trademarked products such as INSITE™, ENGAGE™, AFFINITY™, and INFUSE™. He has been involved in many highly visible, successful offensive and defensive oppositions, several interferences, and offensive patent infringement lawsuits. He is a co-recipient of the 2009 R&D 100 Award and wrote the U.S. patent for which Dow was awarded 1994 Inventor of the Year Award by the IPO.
Stephen received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, MO, and his Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude, from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, MI. He is licensed to practice before the USPTO and the CAFC, and is admitted to practice by the State Bars of Missouri and Texas.