Summary

Steve focuses his practice on intellectual property, including patent preparation and prosecution with a technical emphasis in the mechanical and electro-mechanical arts. His patent experience includes technologies and products related to engines, transmissions, powertrain systems, vehicular applications, construction and forestry machinery, telecommunications and mobile devices, electromechanical devices and IT systems. In addition to patent preparation and prosecution, he also advises clients with respect to others' intellectual property, including auditing clients' intellectual property and providing guidance with respect to infringement and technical design around analyses. Prior to entering private practice, Steve was an engineer for Allison Transmission, Inc. and General Motors-Powertrain, where he worked on the research and development of light- and medium-duty transmissions.

Steve received his undergraduate degree from Purdue University and his J.D. from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in the state of Indiana and before the United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana. Steve is also admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Awards

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Education

  • Indiana University - Robert H. McKinney School of Law (2006)
  • Purdue University (B.S., Mechanical Engineering) (2000)

Admissions

  • Federal - United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Federal - Northern District of Indiana
  • Federal - Southern District of Indiana
  • State - Indiana

Professional Affiliations

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (Member)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Member (2005-present))
  • Indiana State Bar Association (Member)
  • Indianapolis Bar Association (Member)
  • Young Professionals of Central Indiana (YPCI) (President, 2012)

Community Involvement

  • Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic (Volunteer, 2007-present)
  • Purdue University Alumni Association (Member, 2003-present)
  • Purdue University Elevator Pitch Competition (Volunteer, 2010)
  • Taylor University Business Plan Competition (Volunteer, 2010)
  • Plainfield Pee Wee Association (Board Member)
  • Plainfield Christian Church (Member)
  • Real Men Read, Indianapolis Public Schools (Volunteer)