Steve’s current practice focuses on a wide array of intellectual property services—including U.S. and international patent preparation and prosecution for utility and design patents, non-infringement and invalidity opinions, patentability opinions, patent landscape searches, competitor portfolio analyses, client counseling regarding strategic business decisions, and direct in-house counsel support for business-internal risk assessments and IP decisions.
Steve has deep technical experience in consumer products (e.g., firearms, blenders, mobile/wearable devices, clothing), industrial products, medical devices, oil/gas drilling technology, mechanics and mechanical engineering, electronics and electrical engineering, physics, solar technology, computer systems, software systems, open-source software, and Internet technologies.
Steve graduated from the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law with high honors and an emphasis in Intellectual Property Law. While in law school, Steve authored and published a law review article on the Supreme Court patent case, Alice v. CLS Bank, and received various IP fellowships and internships.
Prior to law school, Steve earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Brigham Young University. While attending BYU, Steve helped develop calibration methods for General Electric’s deep-sea proximity probes. Steve also worked as a full-time student engineer on product development teams at US Synthetic, a Shingo Prize manufacturing company, specializing in synthetic diamond cutters used around the world by oil and gas drilling companies.
Outside of work, Steve enjoys spending time with his family, playing basketball, hunting in Utah’s high country, and getting back to his Texas roots by playing cowboy and farmer.
Industries & Practices
- Intellectual Property