Steven is driven to find creative solutions to his client's intellectual property law challenges.


With a focus on mechanical, software and computer system patents, Steven handles the preparation and prosecution of foreign and domestic patents applications. He also helps clients evaluate the patentability of new inventions and prepare opinions on patent infringement and validity. Additionally, Steven has experience assessing clients' freedom to make, use and sell their products in view of issued patents asserted against them.

Steven also assists his clients in challenging and defending the validity of patents in Inter Parte Review (IPR) and Post Grant Review (PGR) proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). 

Representative technologies that Steven works with include medical devices and implants, automated manufacturing systems and equipment, automation software, tools, fasteners, building structural connectors and other building components, packaging, commercial kitchen appliances, lubrication systems, exercise equipment, firearm tools and accessories, fiber optics, and numerous other technologies.

News & Insights


"Digging Into the USPTO's AI Guidance: Adjusting Practices to Capture Human Contribution," IPWatchdog, February 2024

"The Challenge of Achieving Discovery from Third Party, Non-Retained Experts," St. Louis University Law Journal, 2017

"Missouri v. Clay: The Missouri Supreme Court's Failure to Properly Restrict Non-Violent Felons Right to Bear Arms," St. Louis University Law Journal Online, March 2016

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Life Bridge Young Professional Board

Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis


  • Missouri, 2017
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2017


St. Louis University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2017

  • Louis University Law Review, Editor
  • Louis University Law Journal Staff Member of the Year award
  • 1843 Scholar
  • Academic Excellence Awards for Patent Law, Anatomy of Patent, Administrative Law, Taxation, Trust and Estates, Civil Procedure II and Legal Research and Writing II

University of Kansas, B.S., Architectural Engineering, highest distinction, 2014

  • Outstanding Senior in Architectural Engineering
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