Attorney at Law
VA, Patent Bar
""Steve was the first IP attorney I have worked with who not only understood technology and the basics of patents (obvious prerequisites), but who also had a keen understanding for the business objectives of developing a company's IP portfolio. He is also very good at managing the inner-workings of the PTO, which seems impenetrable to many of us. He is a joy to work with.""
Posted on May 29, 2016
Patent Portfolio Builders, PLLC
May 2013 - Present
Corporate patent practice for startups and Fortune 50 companies alike. Services are personalized, tailored to in-house metrics. Strong administrative support provided to minimize correspondence disruptions. Not just patent preparation and prosecution, but strong counseling experience at your disposal.
Potomac Patent Group, PLLC
Feb 2002 - Mar 2013
Started solo practice providing outside counsel patent services for corporate clients. Grew practice to 10 attorneys/5 admins and transitioned it into PPB in 2013.
Chief Patent Counsel
May 2001 - Feb 2002
Developed 50+ patent application portfolio, managed outside counsel, handled IP related aspects of company's purchase by Corvis.
Burns, Doane, Swecker and Mathis, LLP
May 1991 - May 2001
Worked for about 3 years in patent litigation and 7 years in patent development. Trained new attorneys, traveled extensively to visit clients.