Steve M. McLary

A seasoned attorney, Steve M. McLary has served Of Counsel for Peacock Law, P.C. since 2005.  He rewrote and updated the license format for company technology for Peacock Law P.C., and has provided counsel and advice in licensing, leasing, and joint venture strategy.  Steve earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University, and a J.D. from the University of Toledo.  Steve is a member of the Indiana and Ohio bars, and is a Registered Patent Attorney.


University of Toledo, J.D., 1971
Purdue University, B.S.,  Mechanical Engineering, 1964

Selected Work Experience:

Peacock Law P.C., Las Cruces, NM
Of Counsel, 2005-present

Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge, & Rice, Atlanta, GA
Of Counsel, 2004-2005

Graphic Packaging International, Inc., Atlanta, GA
Intellectual Property Counsel/Legal Counsel, 1992-2004

Set up, plan, organize, and manage the intellectual property activity. Rewrote and updated license format for company technology. Provided counsel and advice in licensing, leasing and joint venture strategy.

Hillenbrand Industries, Inc., Batesville, IN
Intellectual Property Counsel, 1986-1992

Plan, organize and direct all intellectual property functions for six operating companies. Direct outside counsel for litigation and patent preparation. Counsel and advise top management regarding strategy for the development and use of intellectual property.

Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, OH
Intellectual Property Counsel, 1985-1986

Plan, organize and direct all activities necessary to provide intellectual property identification, evaluation and protection. Assisted in the development of business strategy for the use of intellectual property, including license preparation and negotiation.

Owens-Illinois, Inc., Toledo, OH
Chief Counsel, Corporate Development, 1980-1985
Patent Counsel, Corporate Development, 1970-1980
Administrative, budget and general counseling function for intellectual property. Wrote, filed and prosecuted more than 90 U.S. patent applications and their foreign counterparts that covered a wide range of mechanical, electronic, electromechanical and chemical subject matter. Wrote infringement, validity and patentability opinions, license agreements, technical assistance and joint development agreements. In-house counsel for complex patent and anti-trust litigation.


  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Registered Patent Attorney, No. 26,203
  • Attorney, Licensed in Indiana and Ohio

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