Steve practices in all areas of intellectual property law, including patent litigation, prosecution, and licensing. He has worked on patent disputes regarding semiconductor manufacturing technology and semiconductor circuitry design, as well as litigation matters involving electrical power technology, web development and internet technologies, communication systems and technologies, video display technologies, and inventor disputes. Steve also has experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications involving wireless security systems, augmented and virtual reality systems, machine learning systems, and electrical, computer, and software technologies, as well as oil and gas and mechanical technologies including subsurface sensing and control technologies. In addition, Steve is involved in Baker Botts' Emerging Company and Venture Capital (ECVC) practice and is interested in how intellectual property benefits startups and small businesses.
Prior to attending law school, Steve worked as a software engineer for The Boeing Company and L-3 Communications, where he developed aircraft simulation and communication software. He also worked as a hardware engineer for IBM in blade server development and worked with Dell in its computer hardware evaluation, home media, and television departments.