Steven P. Basileo has more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of business litigation, including high-stakes antitrust, business tort and contract matters.

Steven also has extensive experience litigating a broad range of intellectual property matters, including patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret and licensing disputes involving a wide range of technologies, including flash memory, dynamic random-access memory (DRAM), semiconductors, processors, field-programmable gate arrays, cell phones, televisions, computer monitors, disk drives, navigation technology, network security protocols, wireless networks, computer peripherals and software codecs. 

Steven is deeply experienced in:

  • Business litigation, including contract, business tort and antitrust matters
  • Intellectual property litigation


Steve’s notable experience includes his representation of:

  • The Yucaipa Companies in litigation arising out of the attempted purchase of the assets of The Weinstein Company.
  • A former executive of a global payment processing company in pursuing claims for breach of contract arising from the executive’s departure from the company, resulting in a multimillion-dollar settlement.

  • Next Century Partners, a leading real estate company that owns and develops notable resort and hotel properties, in multiple disputes with Webcor and several of its subcontractors concerning the $1.5 billion retrofit of the Century Plaza Hotel and the construction of two new 40-story condo towers.

  • SK hynix, as lead antitrust law strategist and trial team member, in defense of a $12 billion antitrust claim involving an alleged international DRAM price-fixing cartel; obtained a complete defense verdict.
  • Bausch Health (formerly Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.), as lead trial counsel, in arbitration concerning an IP licensing dispute; obtained an eight-figure arbitral award and the dismissal of a counterclaim.
  • Bausch Health (formerly Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.), as second-chair trial counsel, in an international arbitration concerning intellectual property contributed to a public-private joint venture; obtained a nine-figure arbitral award and the dismissal of a nine-figure counterclaim.
  • Advanced Micro Devices in AAA arbitration concerning an eight-figure IP licensing dispute; obtained summary judgment dismissing all claims.
  • IBM in a massive series of patent infringement actions involving 18 patents covering a broad array of disk drive technologies.
  • Samsung in patent infringement actions involving a range of technologies, including network security protocols, navigation software and configurable CPU registers.
  • International Rectifier Corporation in a patent infringement action involving MOSFET technology.
  • Top Victory Electronics in patent infringement actions involving various technologies relating to television and computer monitor chipsets.
  • Belkin Corporation in a patent infringement action involving signaling technology for computer peripherals.
  • An institutional investor in a securities fraud action involving a failed internet startup; obtained a multimillion-dollar settlement.
  • An international bank, as lead counsel, on the appeal of an eight-figure state court award in a breach of contract matter; the judgment was affirmed.
  • An international bank, as lead counsel, in a multimillion-dollar breach of contract action; obtained summary judgment.


Thought Leadership

  • Author, "Lexmark International, Inc. v. Impression Products, Inc. – The Latest on Patent Exhaustion," March 16, 2016

Leadership and Community

Member, Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association

Member, Antitrust Section of California State Bar


University of Texas at Austin, J.D.

University of Chicago, B.A.


  • California
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