Ari C. Steiner

Special Counsel


Ari Steiner is a special counsel and intellectual property lawyer with Foley & Larder LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Electronics Practice.

Prior to joining Foley, Mr. Steiner was a Foley summer associate in the Washington, D.C. office, where he drafted patent applications, conducted interviews with inventors, and reviewed patent portfolios of clients’ competitors. He additionally served as a law clerk for Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC, where he assisted in prosecuting patents for clients, including for a large Japanese electronics company. As a law student, Mr. Steiner took part in the Munich IP summer program, where he studied European and Chinese intellectual property law at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law.

Mr. Steiner’s science background includes undergraduate research at McGill University’s Gervais Physics Lab, where he worked on a variety of projects involving nanophysics, microscopy, low-temperature physics, and superfluidity. A representative project involved studying gas flow through nanoscale nozzles at ultra-low temperatures. He has also done research as an undergraduate student at McGill University’s Muscle Physiology and Biophysics Laboratory, where he studied the cellular and molecular mechanisms of muscle contraction and force generation.


Mr. Steiner earned his law degree from The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., (J.D., 2015) where he was a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal. He received two bachelors’ degrees from McGill University: a degree in physics (B.SC. 2012) and a degree in political science and philosophy (B.A. 2008).


Mr. Steiner admitted to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia.


As a summer associate with Foley, Mr. Steiner co-authored the article “Claim Construction at the ITC,” published by ITC Trial Lawyers Association in the 337 Reporter, Vol. XXXVIII, Summer, 2014.


A native of Montreal, Mr. Steiner is fluent in French.