Steve Steger is the founder of Steger IP, LLC, where he concentrates on all aspects of monetizing intellectual property through sales, assertion campaigns, and strategic IP counseling.
Steve has a broad range of IP experience, serving as chief IP counsel at both multinational corporations and smaller startup companies, as well as the business lead for multiple licensing programs. In addition, Steve has represented a broad range of clients in private practice at both smaller patent-focused firms and a large general practice firm. His 20 + years experience includes strategic IP counseling, patent monetization through sales and licensing, patent valuation, infringement litigation, and patent and trademark prosecution and portfolio management.
Steve’s combination of corporate and major law firm experience in both legal and business roles 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 program.
Steve has been recognized as a world leader in the IP community by numerous publications and organizations: he has been recognized as one of the top IP strategists in the world; one of the top 1,000 IP attorneys in the world; and is annually recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer (an honor bestowed upon the top 5% of lawyers) in IP counseling. Steve is a frequent lecturer on IP monetization topics around the globe and has published numerous articles on IP issues.