Steven is an associate in the Intellectual Property practice group and focuses his practice on intellectual property and technology transaction matters. Steven works closely with his corporate colleagues to conduct due diligence in connection with mergers and acquisitions (M&A), debt and equity financing, and private equity and venture capital matters, with attention to intellectual property, information technology, data privacy and security, and software related issues. Steven also drafts and negotiates purchase agreements, assignments, license agreements, transition services agreements, joint development, and security agreements in connection with technology transaction matters.
Steven also handles a wide variety of trademark matters for clients, including conducting trademark clearance searches, preparing and filing trademark applications, and responding to office actions. Steven also has experience drafting cease and desist letters and negotiating consent agreements.
As a registered patent attorney, Steven also works on a variety of patent matters in the automotive and medical device industries, including the prosecution of patent applications and conducting freedom-to-operate and validity/patentability analyses.
- Pulse IP, Trademark Attorney, 2021
- Smith & Hopen, P.A., Registered Patent and Trademark Attorney, 2019-2021
- Wakefield, Sutherland, & Lubera, P.L.C., Associate Attorney, 2018–2019
- Biomedical Science
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)