Stephen’s practice focuses on strategic counseling related to the creation, ownership, and exercise of rights related to technology. His practice includes negotiating and drafting technology agreements, offensive and defensive patent analysis, patent portfolio management, advising on patent sales and acquisitions and providing intellectual property support to corporate transactions. Stephen’s extensive experience, including as the director of patents for a semiconductor company, enables him to solve legal problems in ways that work for the businesses of his clients. He has significant experience dealing with non-US intellectual property issues.
Stephen has advised clients in the fields of semiconductor manufacturing processes and equipment, integrated circuits and discrete semiconductor devices, consumer products, renewable energy and automotive.
- Strategic Intellectual Property Counseling
- Intellectual Property Licensing and Development Agreements
- Patent Portfolio Management
- Offensive and Defensive Patent Analysis
- University of Virginia School of Law, J.D.
- University of Cincinnati, M.A., English
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.S., Materials Science
- University of Maine, B.S., Mechanical Engineering
- State Bar of California
- State Bar of Maine
- United States Patent and Trademark Office
- Author, “Trends and Opportunities in Semiconductor Licensing,” les Nouvelles, December 2013 (used by permission of the Licensing Executives Society International).
- Author, “The Risks of Applying FRAND Calculations to Non-SEPs,” Law 360, December 2015