Steve is a partner in Thompson Hine’s Intellectual Property practice group. He is a registered patent attorney and has experience in virtually all aspects of intellectual property law, including domestic and foreign patent and trademark prosecution; patent and trademark validity and right-to-use studies; copyright registration and litigation; intellectual property licensing including joint venture and trade secret agreements; and domain name and cybersquatting issues. Steve works with companies having large intellectual property portfolios to aid in managing, developing, enforcing and monetizing their portfolios. Steve also regularly counsels clients with growing intellectual property portfolios to formulate and implement suitable intellectual property strategy. Steve has extensive experience in assessing infringement and pursuing infringers, and as well as defending against allegations of infringement. He also regularly drafts and negotiates licenses and agreements involving intellectual property, ranging from deals and acquisitions, to joint ventures, to technology development agreements.
Prior to joining the firm, Steve was an associate with Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP in Cleveland, Ohio, and was previously a judicial extern to the Honorable Paul E. Pfeifer of the Ohio Supreme Court.