Stephen T. Boughner

Mr. Boughner's patent practice includes transactional intellectual property matters and client counseling for all phases of patent preparation and procurement, including preparing and procuring patent applications, as well as post issuance activities and evaluations, including reissue, reexamination, pre-litigation counseling involving a broad range of technologies and legal issues, design around counseling, portfolio management, and patentability, product clearance, validity, and infringement studies and opinions. Mr. Boughner has also has prepared and conducted and numerous seminars with both focused presentations and general IP overviews here in the U.S. and abroad.

Mr. Boughner began his career in with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as an Examiner in the television technologies, until joining Staas and Halsey, LLP in Washington D.C. in 1999. As a Partner at Staas and Halsey, Mr. Boughner worked in many different fields of technology and provided services across a broad range of Intellectual Property issues.

Mr Boughner is not a member of the DC Bar, and is supervised by members of the DC Bar.

Technical Expertise

  • Consumer and Business to Business Electronics
  • Telecommunications
  • Semiconductor
  • Networking Systems
  • Wireless Networks
  • Location and Mapping Technologies
  • Robotics
  • Mobile Devices
  • Biometrics
  • Medical Devices
  • Optical and Magnetic Recording Media Storage Standards
  • Reproduction
  • Optical Communication
  • HDD and Alternative Storage Media
  • Video Hardware Display Devices and Control Systems
  • MPEG Audio and Video and ATSC Standards and Related Encoding/Decoding Systems
  • Speech Encoding/Decoding
  • 3D Display and Encoding/Decoding Systems
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Transmission and Reception
  • Battery Storage and Management Systems
  • Wireless Power Technology
  • Mechanical and Home Appliance Technologies

Technology

  • Consumer and Business to Business Electronics
  • Telecommunications
  • Semiconductor
  • Networking Systems
  • Wireless Networks
  • Location and Mapping Technologies

Admissions

  • California Bar
  • New York Bar
  • Ohio Bar (Inactive)
  • USPTO

Education

  • University of Akron, J.D., 1997
  • University of Akron, B.S., 1994

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