H. Steve Ngo

Steve Ngo is an Of-Counsel attorney with the firm and is a registered patent attorney with a biochemical background. He earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in Biochemistry from the University of Texas in 1990. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the South Texas College of Law in 1998. He earned a Masters of Science Degree in Biotechnology from the Johns Hopkins University in 2005, and has earned supplemental credits in coursework in Biological Sciences from the Harvard University Extension School and the University of Houston. Mr. Ngo is a member of the Virginia State Bar and the District of Columbia Bar.

Mr. Ngo concentrates on domestic and foreign patent application preparation and prosecution in the chemical, pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology, biochemical, nanotechnology, and mechanical related arts, and more specifically pharmaceutical compositions, polynucleotide and polypeptide sequences, polymer compositions, catalysts, engineered catalytic systems, stents, etc. Moreover, Mr. Ngo has experience in patent litigation, licensing, and trademark prosecution.

Previously, Mr. Ngo worked for law firms in the Dallas, Philadelphia, New York, and Washington, DC metropolitan areas focusing on patent and trademark prosecution and litigation matters, preparing patentability, patent clearance, and trademark validity opinions, as well as performed reviews of documents with regard to privilege and relevancy issues in lawsuits relating to patent infringement, patent interference, antitrust, merger and acquisition, accounting, employment and SEC, DOJ, and FTC matters.

Prior to entering the legal field, Mr. Ngo was a research assistant at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX, where he analyzed cells of arthritis patients to search for amino acid variations, and performed cell culture and assays on blood and fluid samples. Furthermore, Mr. Ngo was a research technician at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA, where he assisted in HIV research.


  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office


“Patent Law Reform 2011,” Panel Member, Inventors Network of the Capital Area, September 19, 2011.

“The Patent Application Process,” Speaker, Inventors Network of the Capital Area August 23, 2010.

“Longitudinal analysis of T cell receptor (TCR) gene usage by human immunodeficiency virus 1 envelope-specific cytotoxic T lymphocyte clones reveals a limited TCR repertoire,” J. Exp. Med., 1994 Apr 1;179(4):1261-71.