Stephen J. Lewellyn | Patent Attorney, of Counsel


Maxey Law Offices, PLLC
100 Second Avenue South
Suite 401 North
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone (727) 230-4949 Ext. 1000
Fax (727) 230-4827

Stephen Lewellyn joined Maxey Law Offices, PLLC in 2008 and is a patent attorney with a practice focusing on U.S. and International Intellectual Property counseling including patent prosecution and procurement and assistance with litigation matters. In addition to preparing and prosecuting patent applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Stephen handles complex prosecution matters including foreign patent prosecution, reexamination proceedings, and appeals before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences.

Stephen counsels emerging companies in identifying valuable intellectual property, establishing invention disclosure policies, strategic patent procurement and patent portfolio management.  Stephen brings experience in the mechanical arts, electrical arts and business method and computer arts. With almost 10 years of practical experience, he has prepared and prosecuted numerous patent applications across a breadth of technologies including oil and gas drilling, logging and completion equipment, vehicle control systems, medical devices, various consumer products, firearms, vehicle control systems, combustion engines, agricultural equipment, excavation equipment, sporting equipment, games and other areas.   

Stephen, who first relocated to the Clearwater area from Maine, became attracted to the field of patent law and its direct tie to science and technology while attending the University of South Florida’s College of Engineering program, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with honors.

For Stephen, working with a client is about more than just providing legal services; it’s about getting to the heart of a client’s needs, not just for today but for the future, as well, and that means forming long-lasting relationships built on trust. Clients who work with him can expect direct, honest legal advice – whether the news is favorable for the client or not – dependability and responsiveness. Perhaps most importantly of all, Stephen can break down the complexities of patent law for his clients, explaining legal strategies and a course of action in simple, easy-to-grasp language.

A regular blogger about patent law issues who often tweets on intellectual property issues, Stephen has served as a guest speaker at events and on radio programs, discussing such topics on U.S. and international patent practice.

Past Speaking Engagements & Presentations
- Ideablob®, guest advisor
- "Ask an Attorney" Radio Show, Regularly Scheduled Guest
- National Tooling and Machine Association Lecturer, "A Brief Primer on Patents as an Employer and Manufacture"
- St. Cecilia School Gifted Program, Lecturer

Professional Associations & Memberships
St. Petersburg Bar Association, Member
National Association of Patent Practitioners, Member
American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
Pi Tau Sigma, International Mechanical Engineering Honors Society
University of South Florida Alumni Association, Member
Gazelle Lab at USFSP College of Business, Mentor
Tampa Bay Technology Forum, Member
Bulls in Biz, Steering Committee

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice


Middle District of Florida

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Network Sites

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