Steven Prewitt, a shareholder in the Portland office of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, was recently elected to the Friends of Doernbecher board of directors.

Friends of Doernbecher is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to long-term support for OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. Board members oversee fundraising dollars, act as liaisons between Friends of Doernbecher chapters and the Doernbecher Foundation, and serve as ambassadors in the community for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.

The Friends have two primary programs organized by volunteer committees spanning six chapters. The annual Heart of Doernbecher Auction and the Cards for Kids program, which sells holiday cards in local retailers around the community. Proceeds from these fundraisers support patient families, programs, and research at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.

Prewitt serves as the leader of Schwabe’s Intellectual Property and Patent Law practice group. He focuses his practice in the preparation/prosecution, commercialization and enforcement of utility and design patents. Assisting start-ups, established companies, universities, and other research institutions, Prewitt provides advice ranging from patent procurement and protection, to due diligence analyses, technology transfer, licensing, strategic planning/counseling, and enforcement. Prewitt graduated from George Mason University School of Law with a juris doctor degree.

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