Steve Swan

Associate

Steven’s current practice mainly includes patent drafting and prosecution, particularly in software technologies. Steven also has experience in a variety of other technology areas including oil/gas drilling technology, mechanics and mechanical engineering, material science, physics, computer systems, & Internet of things. In addition, Steven advises clients on other intellectual property matters, including trademark issues and confidentiality agreements.

Steven graduated from the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law with high honors and an emphasis in Intellectual Property Law. While in law school, Steven authored and published a law review article on the Supreme Court patent case, Alice v. CLS Bank, and received various IP fellowships and internships.

Prior to law school, Steven earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Brigham Young University. While attending BYU, Steven helped develop calibration methods for General Electric’s deep-sea proximity probes. Steven also worked as a full-time student engineer on product development teams at US Synthetic, a Shingo Prize manufacturing company, specializing in synthetic diamond cutters used around the world by oil and gas drilling companies.

Outside of work, Steven enjoys spending time with his family, playing basketball, hunting in Utah’s high country, and getting back to his Texas roots by playing cowboy and farmer.

Technical Experience

  • Software Systems & Architecture
  • E-Commerce Technologies
  • Internet Technologies
  • Software & Web Applications
  • Mechanics & Mechanical Engineering

Practices

  • Patent Drafting and Prosecution
  • Patent Portfolio Management
  • Patentability Searches
  • Trademark Prosecution

Education

  • JD, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University