Steve Sponseller’s IP practice includes patent prosecution, patent portfolio management, transactions, due diligence work, agreements, opinions (including validity, infringement, patentability, right-to-practice (RTP), and freedom-to-operate (FTO) opinions), counseling, offensive and defensive patent issues, licensing, and litigation. He also serves as an expert witness in technical and intellectual property legal issues. He also is an expert in copyright (including software, publications, products and artworks, and other copyrightable forms) and open source issues. He works with foreign IP firms and foreign clients with respect to domestic and international patent prosecution, including Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) work.
The technical focus of his practice includes many areas of software, artificial intelligence, machine learning, internet of things, computer technology, automotive technology, communications, networks, databases, datacenters, cloud computing, internet systems, and many other areas.
Prior Professional Experience
Patent Attorney, Lee & Hayes, PLLC
Senior Patent Attorney, Aspect Communications Corporation
Patent Attorney, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, LLP
Patent Attorney, Young & Basile, PC
Hardware Engineer, Symplex Communications Corporation
Design Engineer, Synthetic Vision Systems
Juris Doctorate, The John Marshall Law School, 1994
BSEE, Wayne State University, 1989
Steven R. Sponseller
Attorney at Law
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