Stephen Keefe is a registered patent attorney with more than 15 years of experience in patent procedures and intellectual property counseling. A former patent examiner with the USPTO, Steve provides an exceptional perspective for both U.S. and international patent prosecution strategies. He has worked on a wide range of electro-mechanical and mechanical technologies, including medical devices, automotive technologies, and consumer products.
In addition, Steve is a licensed professional engineer, with a civil engineering degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and served as an army officer prior to practicing law. He also holds a Master of Science degree in civil engineering and engineering mechanics from Columbia University. Steve earned his Juris Doctor from the George Washington University Law School, where he received the ABA award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property Law upon graduation.
Steve is admitted to practice in Virginia and the District of Columbia, and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.