About Stephen C. Bellum, Ph.D., Esq.
Stephen Bellum counsels biotechnology and pharmaceutical clients with respect to developing and implementing bespoke patent prosecution strategies. He draws from his diverse medical research background and extensive experience prosecuting patents and managing international patent families. In that regard, he works with clients to draft international PCT patent application disclosures that will support national and regional patent prosecution worldwide. Stephen also enjoys opinion work, including providing Freedom to Operate, patentability and invalidity opinions.
Stephen practiced with J.A. Lindeman & Co. PLLC from 2010 until founding RAPHAEL BELLUM PLLC with Aaron Raphael in 2022. Stephen began his IP law career as a technical specialist and student associate at a leading, global intellectual property law firm. Prior to then, he was a biomedical researcher at the Maine Medical Research Institute.
- Carey School of Law at the University of Maryland, J.D. 2011
- Medical University of South Carolina, Ph.D. (Microbiology & Immunology) 1998
- Clemson University, B.S. 1992
- Registered to practice before the U.S.P.T.O.