Stephen was a professional design engineer for more than 20 years prior to entering private practice as a patent attorney and is an inventor on several issued patents. As a patent attorney, he has had substantial experience in both corporate and law firm settings.

His practice involves all phases of intellectual property (IP) law, including the drafting of hundreds of patents in the electrical and mechanical arts. This includes a diverse array of experience in such technical areas as: internal combustion engine design; power generators; refrigerant recovery machines; safety mechanisms for firearms; ink jet printers; computer memory arrays; semiconductor wafer boat design; tunneling field effect transistors in semiconductor applications; and formation of isolation regions in semiconductor structures and amorphous metal applications in semiconductor processes.

Stephen has advised national and international clients on such issues as: patent and trademark prosecution strategies; reexamination filings; infringement and patentability opinions; licensing and litigation. He also has substantial experience in negotiating, drafting and administering agreements related to corporate and IP matters.

Stephen is a longtime Boston Red Sox fan and if you asked him what his favorite quote is, he would say, "If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?” by Albert Einstein.

"The Duty of Disclosure | What It Is | How and When To Satisfy It," The Daily Record IP Frontiers (June 22, 2023)

"How to Expedite A Patent Application,"   The Daily Record IP Frontiers (October 21, 2022)

"A Review of the USPTO's Procedure for Determining Patentable Subject Matter,"   The Daily Record IP Frontiers (May 20, 2022)

"How the Exhaustion Doctrine Applies to Licensing Agreements," The Daily Record IP Frontiers (August 16, 2021)

"Jack Daniel's going to the dogs - balancing trademark rights and free speech," The Daily Record IP Frontiers (October 13, 2020)

"AI patent drafting strategies for overcoming non-patentable subject matter rejections," The Daily Record IP Frontiers (April 13, 2020)

"Patent Rights Issues Regarding the 2018 Changes to the Bayh-Dole Act," The Daily Record IP Frontiers (December 17, 2019)

"Patent Rights Issues Under Government R&D Contracts," The Daily Record IP Frontiers (September 23, 2019)

"A Primer On the USPTO’s 2019 PEG," The Daily Record IP Frontiers (March 19, 2019)

"Pros and Cons of Filing a Provisional Patent Application," The Daily Record IP Frontiers (March 2018)

"Patent Rights Issues under Government R&D Contracts," HRFM Today (February 2018)

"Assignments: Best Practice Tips," The Daily Record IP Frontiers (December 2017)

"A Primer on Prior Art," The Daily Record IP Frontiers (December 2016)

  • University of New Hampshire, master of intellectual property, 1998
  • Western New England University, School of Law, J.D., 1979
  • Western New England University, B.S., electrical engineering, 1987
  • University of Massachusetts, B.S., mechanical engineering, 1974
  • New York State Bar
  • Massachusetts State Bar Association
  • United States District Court of Massachusetts
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office