Stephen Hall's practice is centered in the area of intellectual property and technology matters. Stephen has an active trial practice litigating patent infringement, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and technology issues in state and federal courts. He also works closely with established and emerging technology companies in preparing and negotiating various software and technology contracts, license agreements, and advising and managing open source software issues. In addition, he has an active patent and trademark prosecution practice, assisting clients in developing, protecting, managing, and exploiting their intellectual property.
Stephen is also actively involved with a variety of entrepreneur organizations, acting as an advisor and mentor to early stage startups. This involvement keeps Stephen informed of the issues and challenges that startups face, and helps him guide those business as they grow and mature.
Stephen draws from his experience as both a litigator and prosecutor in developing comprehensive and cost-effective IP strategies. Stephen’s prosecution experience helps him develop litigation strategies in defending intellectual property assets, such as patents, trademarks, and trade secrets, and attacking third party intellectual property. Similarly, his experience in litigation helps him prosecute intellectual property applications in a way that minimizes potential risks when they are later enforced.