Managing Partner at Steger IP, LLC
Steven Steger is the founder of Steger IP LLC, where he concentrates on all aspects of monetising intellectual property through sales, licensing and assertion campaigns, and strategic IP counselling.
Mr Steger has a broad range of experience, having served as chief IP counsel at both multinational corporations and smaller start-up companies, as well as representing a vast array of clients while in private practice. His experience includes strategic IP counselling, patent monetisation through sales and licensing, infringement litigation, and patent and trademark prosecution and portfolio management.
Mr Steger has sold many patent portfolios of various sizes; spearheaded the licensing of large patent portfolios; developed IP policies and procedures for both mature patent portfolios and start-up IP management; and built internal capabilities for management, licensing and prosecution of large patent portfolios.
Prior to founding Steger IP, Mr Steger was founder and managing partner of Global IP Law Group. Before Global IP, Mr Steger was vice president of licensing and chief IP counsel for Ygomi, where he led a patent licensing business and directed all aspects of IP protection for multiple operating companies. Previously, Mr Steger was deputy general counsel and chief IP counsel for Brunswick, a Fortune 500 company that manufactures recreational and lifestyle products under some of the world’s best-known brands.
Before moving in-house, Mr Steger was in private practice, first with Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione and then with Mayer Brown, where his practice included patent infringement litigation, patent and trademark prosecution, patent and corporate transactions and strategic IP counselling.
Mr Steger’s combination of in-house and major law firm experience gives him particular insight into what is important to a business from an IP perspective and how outside counsel can best add value to a corporate IP programme.
Mr Steger is recognised as a world leader in intellectual property by numerous publications and organisations, is a frequent lecturer on IP monetisation around the globe and has published numerous articles on IP issues.