Steve has over 25 years of practice in the intellectual property field, including preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the fields of computer software, peripherals, semiconductors, business methods and computer-related technologies, as well as mechanical arts. Steve has also prepared, prosecuted and managed trademarks in the United States and over 50 countries world-wide. In addition, he has performed large scale IP portfolio analysis and negotiated various intellectual property and technology transactions.
In addition to his legal expertise, Steve has extensive involvement in the computer industry. Before working as an intellectual property attorney, he served as general counsel for an engineering company in Seattle; and, earlier in his career he wrote software for several software companies. These experiences have allowed Steve to have firsthand experience in all phases of software and hardware from conception to end product.
Steve received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington with an undergraduate degree in Software Applications Development and received his Juris Doctorate from Seattle University School of Law. He is admitted to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office, the U.S. Court Of Appeals (9th Circuit), various U.S. District Courts and Washington State. Prior to joining GTC, Steve worked as a solo intellectual property attorney and prior to that served as a partner at K&L Gates.