Mr. Sterup's practice focuses on commercial, natural resources, employment and intellectual property litigation. He has represented clients in state and federal courts in Montana, North Dakota, Colorado, and Nevada, and in contested case proceedings before the Department of Labor, the Department of Revenue, and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. His clients have prevailed in several cases involving landmark legal rulings, including architect/engineer liability, non-profit corporation immunity, trade secrets, and the descriptive use of “Montana” as defense to trademark infringement claims.
Mr. Sterup is the author of a Defense Research Institute treatise on expert witnesses, and has published articles addressing intellectual property and the law of evidence.
Mr. Sterup is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Montana and Minnesota and the Eighth and Ninth Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal.