Steven B. Walmsley

Mr. Walmsley joined our firm in 2003. He is an experienced automotive engineer, and attorney with fourteen years of experience in the intellectual property field. His technical expertise includes mechanical, electro-mechanical, electrical, and software technologies, and his legal practice includes most phases of domestic and international intellectual property matters.

Mr. Walmsley’s intellectual property experience:

  • Managing international patent portfolios, including supervising foreign associates, and counseling clients on strategies for global patent protection
  • Negotiating and preparing technology agreements, including licenses, confidentiality agreements, employee agreements, and joint development agreements
  • Supporting defensive and assertive litigation by conducting legal research, and drafting legal memoranda, motions, and briefs
  • Procuring federal trademark registrations, and rendering trademark availability and registrability opinions
  • Assisting a major client on-site as seconded in-house counsel, including conducting clearance investigations, publication clearance, and patentability assessments, and drafting licensing and university agreements
  • Supervising associate attorneys’ patent preparation and prosecution
  • Rendering opinions on patent infringement, validity, novelty, and freedom-to-operate issues
  • Preparing and prosecuting more than 350 original patent applications for mechanical and electrical devices, business and manufacturing methods, and computer-implemented systems

Mr. Walmsley particularly enjoys working with inventors to flesh out inventions to add value to patents, and assisting clients in designing around competitor patents. He regularly interviews Patent Office examiners to facilitate prosecution, and has an exceptional record on appeal.

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