Steven R. Sponseller


Patent Procurement
IP counseling, portfolio analysis, and strategic planning
Due Diligence Studies and IP Audits

Relevant Experience

Represented clients in procuring U.S.and foreign patents in a variety of technologies including computer hardware and software, Internet-related technology, printing devices, network-related hardware and software, interactive and high-definition television technology,financial management systems, and various types of business methods. 
Assisted clients with evaluating and developing intellectual property portfolios. 
Advised clients on various intellectual property issues, including identifying key areas for patent protection. 
Prepared and negotiated contracts and license agreements. 
Prepared infringement opinions and validity opinions. 
Performed due diligence studies.

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