Steven D. Shipe is an associate in Barnes & Thornburg's Intellectual Property Department in the Washington, D.C., and Indianapolis offices. Steven's practice primarily involves virtually all aspects of patent matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including preparation and prosecution, and trials before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
He also actively manages foreign counsel in foreign matters. Steven has significant experience in patent counseling and strategy including opinions, litigation and commercial strategy, and portfolio management.
Steven's experience includes a wide range of technology including mechanical, mechanical-electrical, materials, control systems, and software technologies in various areas such as automotive, power and aerospace, healthcare and medical devices, telecommunications, consumer and industrial equipment, and consumer products.
In addition to his intellectual property practice, Steven has significant background and experience in a variety of areas of administrative law. He has actively participated in bid protests of government contract awards related to naval vessels. Steven has also authored white papers regarding environmental legal topics, with particular emphasis on the Administrative Procedure Act (APA).
Before joining Barnes & Thornburg, Steven was a patent examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. His patent examiner experience includes internal combustion engine controls and thermodynamic power generation. He also served as a law clerk (rotational) to a lead administrative law judge in conducting inter partes review trials before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Prior to becoming an attorney, Steven worked as a technology specialist engineer with Bechtel Power Corporation.