Stephen Merrill

REGISTERED PATENT AND TRADEMARK ATTORNEY
Inspired by the innovation of those he works for, Steve uses his own creativity to get results for his clients in both patent prosecution and post-grant proceedings.
(480) 830-2700

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With a deep understanding of legal principles, Steve is expert at analyzing the legal and scientific details and applying the law in ways that favor his clients. He has a calm demeanor but a clear determination to succeed. As an involved father of five, curve balls no longer catch Steve by surprise. He is thorough, prepared, and believes in simple yet brilliant solutions.

Perhaps because he loves playing sports, Steve emphasizes an effective offense and defense in order to secure the win for his clients and their IP. But to be clear, this is no game for Steve; he understands how vital comprehensive IP strategy is in helping businesses achieve their missions. You can expect him to be the one that identifies the strategy or solution that ends up being the key to your IP success.

Specialties:

  • Patent prosecution 
  • Inter partes review
  • PTAB litigation
  • Patent Office Litigation
  • Opinions and advice
  • Client counseling
  • Federal circuit appeals

 

Industries: 

  • Consumer products
  • Medical devices
  • Industrial products and machines
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical arts
  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School with honors
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University

Languages

  • English
  • Indonesian

Notable Works

  • Contributing Author: Patent Office Litigation, Second Edition, published in 2017 by Thomson Reuters Westlaw

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