Wendy R. Stein

New York

Wendy R. Stein focuses on intellectual property litigation, litigating patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and other commercial litigation matters in the life sciences, real estate, and software fields. For more than two decades, she has litigated intellectual property and related commercial disputes in federal and state courts throughout the United States, including before the Court of Appeals for the D.C. and Federal Circuits.


Representative Matters

Trade Secret Litigation

  • First-chaired preliminary injunction hearing in SDNY, defending individual accused of trade secret misappropriation under federal and state law. Admissions secured by Wendy during cross-examination at the hearing led alleged trade secret owner to voluntarily dismiss the case days later and withdraw its motion for a preliminary injunction.
  • First-chaired preliminary injunction hearing in SDNY, securing on behalf of trade secret owner a preliminary injunction preventing the dissemination or use of the client's trade secrets.
  • Secured dismissal with prejudice of an action alleging that Wendy’s client misappropriated alleged trade secrets and engaged in unfair competition.

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

Past President, Federal Bar Association, Southern District of New York Chapter, 2022-2023
Editor, The New York Minutes, 2015-2019
Editor, The IP Legal Browser, 2018

Fordham University School of Law
Adjunct Professor, 2019-2020
Guest Lecturer, 2022

Speaking Engagements

Panelist, “Trade Secrets — It’s Heating Up,” 2022 IP Strategy Summit East

"Recent Trends in Defend Trade Secrets Act Litigation” (Lawline.com, November 2022)

“101 Patent Eligibility Trends to Watch in the S.D.N.Y.” (Celesq, January 2022)


Co-author, “New York Court Provides Guidance to Practitioners Challenging Trade Secret Ownership Under the DTSA,” New York Law Journal, March 20, 2020



Fordham University School of Law (J.D., 2002)
Notes and Article Editor, Fordham Intellectual Property Media & Entertainment Law Journal

Yale School of Public Health (M.P.H., 1999)

Brandeis University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1997)




New York

New Jersey

U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas