Steve is an experienced intellectual property lawyer whose 40+ years of technology and technology law experience includes 39 years of law firm practice. Before entering the practice of law, Steve worked as an electronics technician and electronics engineer, and as a specialist in energy related regulatory affairs. Steve began law firm practice in 1981, and has practiced in national and AmLaw 100 firms, practicing intellectual property law exclusively. Since that time, he has amassed extensive experience in the areas of patent and trade secret litigation, intellectual property procurement, counseling, dispute resolution, and licensing.
Today, Steve counsel clients in wide variety of technological arts, including computer software and hardware technologies, internet and web technologies, database and data storage technologies, telecommunications technologies, semiconductor and semiconductor manufacturing technologies, business method and e–commerce technologies, medical device technologies, and various mechanical technologies. His client base has included major national and international technology companies, as well as start–up and mid–cap companies. Steve taught law school courses in intellectual property law, and patent litigation and strategy, for nearly 25 years, and held the post of Distinguished Practice Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law in Philadelphia. He also served as a neutral for the American Arbitration Association for disputes relating to intellectual property.
Steve is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and is Av rated in Martindale Hubbell. Among other publications, he is listed in Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America, and he has been voted by his peers as one of Pennsylvania’s “Super Lawyers” in the area of intellectual property.
J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law, 1981
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Drexel University, 1977, cum laude, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu