Steve’s practice encompasses strategic intellectual property management, with a focus on IP litigation. He leverages his background in physics and mechanical engineering to address the diverse needs of his clients. He represents a wide range of clients in a variety of litigation matters, including patent infringement, trademark disputes, trade secret protection, copyright infringement, and domain name disputes (UDRP).
As an inventor on several US patents, Steve understands the patent process from his client’s side, giving him the unique ability to provide guidance and advice based on his own experiences with the USPTO. Steve advises his clients as to potential infringement, facilitates inventing around competitor’s patents, and the filing of patents.
Steve has represented clients in litigation involving various technologies, including telecommunications, software technology, statistical analysis and modeling technology, and consumer products. Steve recent representations include:
- Advantageous settlement for a large university plaintiff in a contract and trademark infringement suit.
- Successful transfer of a domain name to a non-profit plaintiff in a UDRP proceeding.
- Currently defending a multi-national corporation in a trademark and unfair competition involving composite-based structural equation modeling.
While in law school at the University of Alabama, Steve received multiple CALI awards and served on the Managing Board for The Journal of the Legal Profession.
University of Vermont, B.S., Physics
University of Alabama, J.D., cum laude
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office