Stephen’s breadth of experience spans nearly twenty years, with a focus on all aspects of intellectual property counseling and litigation involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade dress, entertainment and publicity rights.
Stephen’s litigation experience has involved numerous technologies within multiple industries, including computer hardware, software and peripherals, consumer and industrial electronics, integrated circuit fabrication, medical devices, Internet technologies, water treatment systems, respiratory and hearing protection products, tires and automotive aftermarket products, fashion and clothing, as well as various other consumer products and services.
In addition to being an active speaker on various intellectual property issues, Stephen has served as a guest lecturer on patent law at the UCLA School of Law, his alma mater. He is a member of the ABA’s Intellectual Property Law section and the Italian-American Lawyers Association. For five consecutive years, Stephen was named a “Southern California Super Lawyers—Rising Star” by Law & Politics and Los Angeles Magazine.
Stephen earned his B.S. in electrical engineering (with high distinction) from the University of Virginia, and he received his J.D. from the UCLA School of Law, where he served as editor of the UCLA Law Review.
Stephen’s background includes prior professional affiliations with Foley & Lardner (Los Angeles) and Knobbe Martens (Orange County).