About Stephen PrestonI provide a full range of services in various areas of intellectual property law, from patent, trademark, and copyright litigation, to patent drafting and prosecution, to license preparation, and more. I can back up my commitment to quality with legal accomplishments, experience, and technical acumen. Since graduating cum laude from law school at Brigham Young University in 2005, where I served as a Senior Editor on the Law Review, and worked as an extern in Chambers for Chief Justice Abrahamson of the Wisconsin Supreme Court and Justice Parish of the Utah Supreme Court, I have acquired experience with several respected law firms, where I contributed to many successful outcomes at all stages of litigation and patent prosecution.
In addition to strong legal credentials and experience, I hold a Master's Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. I have experience with a wide variety of technologies, particularly with respect to electrical patents, with examples of such technologies including: wireless technologies, such as LTE and WIMAX standards; near-field communication systems; asynchronous digital logic; cochlear implants, synthetic aperture radar, tokamaks, Ethernet standards, enterprise middleware, data storage devices (optical, magnetic, volumetric, and holographic), databases (database recovery, integrity, diagnostics, querying, resource provisioning, etc.), peer-to-peer networking, general software, e-commerce, emission control, mechanical inventions of many varieties, and thermoplastics, among others.
I have drafted and prosecuted patents for many of the largest companies in the technology sector, while also performing these same services for start-ups and mid-size companies. Also, my experience with litigation uniquely informs every aspect of the patents I draft, adding significant value to the trial-ready patents that issue from these applications. Additionally, my experience with international applications and the prosecution of applications in the patent offices of Europe, Japan, Korea, and China prepare me to globally position the intellectual property protection of your firm in an ever more interconnected world.
It is my firm conviction that I offer my clients representation that cannot be matched both in terms of quality and cost. Please contact me for a free consultation to learn how I can put my experience, credentials, and technical ability to work, advancing your intellectual property needs with quality work product and experienced counsel at greatly reduced costs.
Directory Practice Areas
- Intellectual Property
- Real Estate Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
|United States Patent and Trademark Office|
|Brigham Young University||M.S.||Electrical and Computer Engineering|
|Brigham Young University||J.D. (2005)|
|Honors: Cum Laude|
|Member, Utah State Bar|
WEBSITES & BLOGS
Blog: Stephen Preston Law LLC
Implications of Provisional Rights in Patent Applications Reasonable Royalties for Provisional Rights in Patent Applications Substantially-Identical Requirement for Provisional Rights in Patent Applications Actual Notice and Provisional Rights in Patent Applications Provisional Rights in Published Patent Applications The Growing Importance of Developing a Patent Portfolio in China Patent Infringement and Standing: Legal Title Selecting an International Search Authority (ISA) for a Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Application: Part II Selecting an International Search Authority (ISA) for a Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Application: Part I
Considerations relevant to the introduction date of 14nm Skylake chip: http://t.co/uvaxzvOAJm— Stephen Preston (@qualityiplaw) July 15, 2014
Good article on new state laws to prevent bad-faith patent assertion, providing links to state laws and bills: http://t.co/hI7lPPKfOA— Stephen Preston (@qualityiplaw) June 13, 2014
NASA acquires additional evidence of underground ocean on Saturn's moon, Enceladus: http://t.co/eLwLTmGq7C— Stephen Preston (@qualityiplaw) April 3, 2014
Toshiba ships samples of a 5-volt constant voltage regulator for automotive applications that supports 1A output: http://t.co/GKxy1ePgii— Stephen Preston (@qualityiplaw) March 24, 2014
Had a great time last night at Utah Opera's production of Turandot--very impressive.— Stephen Preston (@qualityiplaw) March 22, 2014
Although LTE-Advanced is online in places like Chicago, phones, including all iOS devices, not able to support it: http://t.co/rrqzwyRDnb— Stephen Preston (@qualityiplaw) March 11, 2014
LTE-Advanced and carrier aggregation for 700MHz and 2100MHz go live in the United States: http://t.co/KWkeCNSUej— Stephen Preston (@qualityiplaw) March 7, 2014
Dish spends 1.6 billion on available 1,900MHz blocks at FCC auction: availablehttp://www.engadget.com/2014/03/04/dish-wins-1900mhz-auction/— Stephen Preston (@qualityiplaw) March 5, 2014
Read discussion of leaked Intel 14nm processor specs: http://t.co/qruq7rpNpj— Stephen Preston (@qualityiplaw) January 8, 2014
Fun to see LTE-Advanced technologies, in areas where I have written patents, being demonstrated in a simulator: http://t.co/ssWgDhNavE— Stephen Preston (@qualityiplaw) January 6, 2014