Stephen is a member of Davis|Kuelthau’s Intellectual Property team in the Appleton Office. He has extensive IP experience, including: patent preparation; U.S. and worldwide patent prosecution, infringement, non-infringement, and product clearance analyses and opinions; client counseling; and litigation support, including discovery, motion practice, and participation in court-ordered mediation. He is also experienced with U.S. and worldwide trademark application practice and prosecution, as well as non-disclosure agreements, licensing agreements, and development agreements. His technical experience includes: optical films and barrier films; backlit displays and other displays; LED devices and other optical components; micromachining and microreplication; cardiac pacemakers; magnetic disk drives; temperature and flow sensors; analytical equipment; audio devices; specialty coated papers; metal roofs and skylights; and software apps.
Steve worked as a patent agent for several years before spending over 12 years as in-house patent counsel for Fortune 500 companies, including 10 years at 3M Company. He then entered private practice in 2007.
Admitted, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Admitted, State Bar of Minnesota
Admitted, State Bar of Wisconsin
Admitted, Eastern District Court of Wisconsin
Member, Wisconsin Bar Association
Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
Member, Optical Society of America
Member, Phi Beta Kappa
Member, Sigma Pi Sigma
Leadership Fox Cities (2014-2015)
Innovation Leaders Roundtable (2016-2017)
Choir volunteer/organizer, St. Therese Church, Appleton (2014 - present)