Steve’s practice focuses on legal actions involving scientific or engineering subject matter, including intellectual property matters, business contract disputes, OSHA investigations, and litigation requiring discovery of large volumes of electronic documents and data.
Steve works on a variety of intellectual property matters, including patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret litigation, Internet domain name disputes, as well as patent and copyright assignments and licensing agreements. He also handles general commercial litigation matters, including construction contract disputes, business contract disputes, government investigations, and federal and state appeals. Steve handles a wide range of OSHA matters involving investigations into manufacturing facilities, construction accidents, and construction site conditions generally. He litigates OSHA citations and advises clients on compliance with applicable safety regulations and standards. Steve has appeared before the International Trade Commission, the Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission, and the Federal Mine Safety & Health Review Commission.
Prior to entering law school, Steve held engineering positions at Northrop Grumman Corporation, Corvis Corporation, and Xerox Corporation. His engineering work involved software development, electronic circuit design, and fiber-optic design. His experience includes work on radar jamming systems, long-haul optical network equipment, and custom manufacturing and test equipment. As a result of his engineering work, Steve is a co-inventor on five U.S. Patents.