Managing Partner at Steger IP LLC
Steven Steger is founder of Steger IP, where he concentrates on all aspects of monetising intellectual property through sales, assertion campaigns and strategic IP management.
Mr Steger has a broad range of IP experience, having served as chief IP counsel at multinational corporations and smaller start-up companies, as well as having represented a broad range of clients 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 built internal capabilities for the management, licensing and prosecution of large patent portfolios.
Before founding Steger IP, Mr Steger was founder and managing partner of Global IP Law Group, where his practice was similar to his work with Steger IP. Before Global IP, Mr Steger was vice president of licensing and chief IP counsel at 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 at 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 with Brinks Gilson & Lione and Mayer Brown. While in private practice, Mr Steger’s practice included patent infringement litigation, patent and trademark prosecution, IP due diligence for 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 received a JD, with honours, from the John Marshall Law School. He holds a BS in electrical engineering, with a minor in mathematics, from Marquette University.