Stephen is a patent attorney in the Intellectual Property Group. Stephen applies his technical background and business-focused approach to help his clients protect their intellectual property assets while optimizing their market presence.

His services include counseling and representing clients with patentability searches, as well as analysis and procurement of intellectual property rights before the U.S. Patent Office. Further, he works with clients to protect their rights by overseeing the competitive intellectual property landscape. Stephen is also experienced in assisting clients with licensing agreements, joint development agreements, and purchase agreements related to their intellectual property rights. 

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Representative Work

Stephen has assisted clients in patent matters related to numerous technical areas, including:

  • Electrical, mechanical, and electromechanical technologies
  • Motors and electrical machines
  • Internal combustion engines and alternative technologies to such
  • HVAC and similar air-movement systems
  • Biogas technologies
  • Battery systems and storage of such
  • Hand tool applications
  • Applications of LED technology
  • Digital measurements systems

Education

  • J.D., Valparaiso University School of Law, 2007
  • B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Purdue University, 1998

Admitted to Practice

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Wisconsin State Courts
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Presentations, Publications, & Contributions

  • Presenter, “Complex Commercial Transactions,” Wisconsin Bar Association CLE Seminar – Licensing of Intellectual Property, 2021
  • Presenter, “Intellectual Property Law: Patent Law,” Presentation to Marquette University School of Engineering, 2019-2021

Community Involvement & Board Memberships

  • Member of Wisconsin Bar Association – Intellectual Property and Technology Law Section
  • Member of American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Assistant Cubmaster/Den Leader for Cub Scout Pack 175 in Menomonee Falls / Sussex, WI
  • Assistant Coach for Youth Intramural Sports Leagues in Sussex, WI
  • Secretary for Woodside Ridge Owner’s Association, Inc. in Sussex, WI