Intellectual Property for Electronics & Software Companies // Patents // Trademarks
MI, Patent Bar
He has written and prosecuted over 500 patent and trademark applications in his career, most of which relate to electronic or software-based technology.
- Patenting the autonomous vehicle platform of a large automotive company
- Securing patents related to fiber optic networks, satellite communication networks, media content delivery systems, and consumer… read more products for major telecommunications companies
- Patenting medical sensors and surgical robots for medical device companies
Stephen supports diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal industry, particularly with respect to the LGBTQ+ community.
- Design Patent
- Non-Provisional Patent
- Patent Consults
- Patent Search
- Provisional Patent
- Response to USPTO Office Action (Patent)
- Other Patent Matter
- Response to USPTO Office Action (Trademark)
- Trademark Registration
- Trademark Search
- Other Trademark & Copyright Matter
"Steve helped us protect a complex circuit design. Not only did he understand our technology, he was able to communicate the key improvement to the examiner, which led to us getting a patent much faster than anticipated."
"Steve's personality, ambition, and skillset are perfectly suited for startups like ours. PatentXP's work protecting our core technologies has been foundational to our ability to fundraise and establish customer partnerships."
Head of Intellectual Property
Oct 2021 - Present
Head of intellectual property (patents, trademarks, copyrights) for VELN PLLC
Founder & Lead IP Attorney
Oct 2018 - Present
I am the lead intellectual property attorney and founder of PATENTXP PLLC Intellectual Property Law Firm. Leveraging my experience as outside IP counsel to Ford, Verizon, and DISH, among others, I help startups, particularly those with underestimated founders, strategically protect intellectual property that impresses investors, attracts customers, and maximizes exit value.
Bejin Bieneman PLC
Jun 2013 - Oct 2018
Prior to starting my present firm, I was a partner with Bejin Bieneman, a Metro Detroit intellectual property law firm. My focus was primarily on patent and trademark law for companies in the automotive and telecommunications industries.
Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
Associate (2008-2013); patent agent (2007-2008)
Apr 2007 - Jun 2013
I was a patent agent and IP associate focusing on patent and trademark law, primarily for companies in the telecommunications and medical device industries.