Intellectual Property

American University (JD, 2005)

Florida Institute of Technology (MBA, 1999)

University of Maryland (BS, 1994)


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Steven Ashburn

Steven’s practice focuses on drafting and prosecuting patents; preparing patentability, validity and infringement opinions; and performing due diligence.

For over fifteen years, as a member of both large multinational and emerging patent firms, Steven has been providing counsel to clients in numerous industries, including virtual reality, gaming, financial business methods, artificial intelligence, interactive user interfaces, biometrics, transcription, RFIDs, data security, virus detection, cryptology, vehicle training systems, computer networks, electrical power networks, smart meters, analog/digital circuits, and semiconductors.

Prior to private practice, Steven served as a Patent Examiner in the United States Patent and Trademark Office examining patent applications related to computer software and electrical technologies.

Before his legal career, Steven was an electronics engineer for the United States Navy at a facility that designs and builds flight simulators. In this position, he integrated avionics, instrumentation, control-loading systems, data acquisition interfaces, power supplies, and audiovisual systems.

Steven received a J.D. from American University, an MBA from Florida Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Maryland.

He is admitted to practice in Virginia, and registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.