As head of Tully Rinckey PLLC’s patent law practice, Steven’s practice areas include patent and trademark prosecution and counseling, litigation, licensing, transactions, opinions, and strategic IP portfolio development. Steven assists clients with developing, protecting, asserting, defending, licensing and monetizing their patents and trademarks, and more generally defining and implementing an enduring IP policy and consistent strategies. Steven advocate’s his client’s IP before patent and trademark examiners, and represents clients in negotiations with adversaries, before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and Federal Courts, as well as in alternate dispute resolution proceedings.
Prior to joining Tully Rinckey PLLC, Steven worked for nearly 30 years at a number of intellectual property firms in the New York City metropolitan area, including one he founded and ran for more than a decade. Steven has extensive knowledge across a broad range of technologies, including biotech and pharma, biomedical devices, chemical compositions and processes, high tech, communications, cryptography, user interfaces, game theory, and business methods, nanotech, mechanical devices, and aerodynamics. In addition to representing clients, he is also named as inventor on over 90 US patents. He has founded a company that focuses on inter-vehicle communications, ad hoc networking, driver assistance, navigational and imaging radar technologies.
Steven received his juris doctorate from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He received a bachelor’s degree in Applied Biology, and a master’s degree in Human Nutrition and Metabolism (Department of Nutrition and Food Science, now Bioengineering) both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He also attended three years of medical school at the University of Connecticut. He is a registered United States Patent Attorney, admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut, and a Certified Licensing Professional.
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