Stephen Kabakoff helps clients with complex issues relating to intellectual property, including strategic portfolio development, preparation and prosecution, licensing, and litigation. His practice primarily focuses on electrical, computer, mechanical, and materials science technologies. He started his career as a U.S. patent examiner in the areas of information security and e-commerce at the height of the dot-com boom. He spent several years as a registered patent agent, where he prepared and prosecuted patents for both large Fortune 100 companies and smaller start-ups/entrepreneurs. He was a partner at a large international IP law firm where he practiced patent litigation, licensing, and prosecution for more than a decade. Stephen leverages his extensive experience from these diverse perspectives to maximize the strength of his clients’ intellectual property and identify legal and business solutions relative to third-party intellectual property.
In addition to his practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Stephen has litigated in federal district courts and before the International Trade Commission (ITC) and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the USPTO. He has also been recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. as one of the leading lawyers in patent licensing and transactional work.