Stephen C. Jensen

Senior Attorney

Stephen C. Jensen

Location: Appleton

T: 920.431.2238

F: 920.431.2278

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Assistant: Lisa Scheffler

T: 920.750.5047


  • J.D., Juris Doctor magna cum laude, William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota (1994)
  • M.S., Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, emphasis in optical engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico (1984)
  • B.S., Bachelor of Science in Physics, summa cum laude, Marquette University (1982)


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.


Professional Activities

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

Community Involvement

Leadership Fox Cities (2014-2015)

Innovation Leaders Roundtable (2016-2017)

Choir volunteer/organizer, St. Therese Church, Appleton (2014 - present)