Stefan has been an attorney since 2006, and practices law in all aspects of intellectual property matters. His experience is primarily directed to domestic and foreign patent prosecution, preparation of legal opinions concerning patent infringement and validity issues, trade secrets, and intellectual property litigation (including actions in Federal court, and in the United States Patent and Trademark Office such as Reexaminations and Post Grant Review). Stefan also counsels clients on a wide variety of intellectual property matters, including patent portfolio management, infringement and clearance issues, and intellectual property transactions.
Stefan has represented clients ranging from solo inventors and startups to global enterprises, and has experience in a variety of mechanical and electrical technologies, including as examples:
Before becoming a patent attorney, Stefan worked for nearly five years as a Safety & Crashworthiness Engineer for General Motors. Stefan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University (formerly GMI Engineering & Management Institute), and a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Wayne State University Law School. He is a member of the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association, the State Bar of Michigan, and is admitted to practice law in the state of Michigan and before the United States Patent & Trademark Office.
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