Experienced Patent Law Attorney Represents Innovators Worldwide
For Independent Inventors and Corporations
The Law Office of Steven R. Olsen, PLLC represents the interests of independent inventors, small/mid-sized businesses, and other entities in patent matters before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. The firm's focus is on acquiring patent rights for its clients. Although the firm is located in central Florida, it serves clients worldwide.
Mr. Olsen Offers a Unique Combination of Experience
After obtaining his engineering degree, he worked for 17 years at a major electronics company. Mr. Olsen started as a design engineer and later held middle management positions in product development, manufacturing and marketing. Having gained an appreciation for the value of patent rights in the marketplace, Mr. Olsen attended law school in the evenings, graduating cum laude from The Catholic University of America in 2001. He developed his patent application preparation, prosecution, and counseling expertise as an associate at two highly-regarded national law firms. His supporting role on several high-stakes patent litigation matters also informs his current patent application preparation process. Mr. Olsen opened his own patent firm in February 2007.
We Will Manage Your Costs
Attorney Olsen helps clients decide whether pursuing patent protection is even prudent. If it is, he can suggest the most cost-effective patent application preparation, filing, and prosecution strategy. The Law Office of Steven R. Olsen offers most attorney tasks on a firm fixed-fee basis. The costs are predictable because the client approves all fees in advance. There are no surprises.
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The Law Office of Steven R. Olsen, PLLC is a federal patent practice. Mr. Olsen:
Conducts prior art searches to provide insight into patentability, clearance, or market competition;
Prepares patentability opinions;
Prepares and files U.S. provisional (utility) patent applications;
Prepares and files U.S. non-provisional (utility) patent applications;
Prepares and files U.S. design patent applications;
Prepares and files international patent applications;
Prosecutes patent applications before examiners at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO);
Appeals examiner rejections before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB);
Records patent assignment documents in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO);
Performs patent due diligence investigations, for example with respect to a potential investment in or acquisition of a target company; and
Provides patent counseling related to patent acquisition.
Mr. Olsen has experience in a wide range of technology areas, including:
Electrical/electronic components and systems
Mechanical components and systems
P.O. Box 2092
Inverness FL 34451
Attorney Olsen has drafted, revised, filed, and/or prosecuted hundreds of patent applications in a variety of technological arts.
The following U.S. utility and design patents are representative of Mr. Olsen's patent application drafting work product at his current and prior firms. In some cases, other attorneys handled prosecution. Please note that the Law Office of Steven R. Olsen, PLLC, cannot guarantee that any particular application drafted by Attorney Olsen will issue as a patent.
Utility Patent Examples
U.S. Patent No. 8,935,831: Wire Buckle Strap Fastener pdf
U.S. Patent No. 8,428,991: System and Method for Scheduling  pdf
U.S. Patent No. 8,308,625: Apparatus Configured to Manufacture a Roll of Interleaved Bags pdf
U.S. Patent No. 8,292,627: Apparatus and Method for Developing Emotional Literacy pdf
U.S. Patent No. 8,180,814: System and Method for File Management pdf
U.S. Patent No. 8,127,474: Dredging Apparatus pdf
A.U. Patent No. 2009201226: System and Method for Collecting Data in a Banana Patch  pdf
U.S. Patent No. 7,913,407: Inclinometer pdf
U.S. Patent No. 7,890,995: System & Method for Remote Management Communications Networks pdf
U.S. Patent No. 7,888,898: Container with Automated Lid Feature pdf
U.S. Patent No. 7,861,466: Mounting Apparatus for Lighting and Lighting Accessories pdf
U.S. Patent No. 7,805,517: System and Method for Load Balancing a Communications Network pdf
U.S. Patent No. 7,787,469: System and Method for Provisioning a Quality of Service within a Switch Fabric pdf
U.S. Patent No. 7,698,946: System and Method for Ultrasonic Detection and Imaging pdf
U.S. Patent No. 7,613,766: Apparatus and Method for Linguistic Scoring pdf
U.S. Patent No. 7,486,984: System and Method for Monochromatic X-ray Beam Therapy pdf
U.S. Patent No. 7,450,568: System and Method for Managing a VoIP Network pdf
U.S. Patent No. 7,330,467: System and Method for Centralized, Intelligent Proxy Driver for a Switch Fabric pdf
U.S. Patent No. 7,277,581: Method for Video Format Detection pdf
U.S. Patent No. 7,160,024: Apparatus and Method for Creating a Vortex Flow pdf
U.S. Patent No. 7,053,901: System and Method for Accelerating a Special Purpose Processor pdf
 Mr. Olsen amended the associated patent application during prosecution and successfully appealed the claims at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). He did not prepare or file the application.
 Mr. Olsen prepared the corresponding patent application and engaged foreign patent counsel to file and prosecute the application in Australia. The patent was granted on 2/16/2012.
2001, Virginia; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; 2004, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
The Catholic University of America, J.D.
Virginia State Bar; American Bar Association (Member, Intellectual Property Law Section); National Association of Patent Practitioners.
Engineer and Manager at Texas Instruments, Inc., 1983-1997. Manager at Raytheon Company, 1998-1999. Student Member, Advocacy for the Elderly Legal Clinic, 1998. Associate Member, Moot Court Association, and Competition Finalist, 1999-2001. Member, The Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy, 1999-2001. Student Associate, Hunton & Williams, LLP, 2000. Author: "Means Claim Not Limited to Structure Common to Alternative Embodiments," Patent Strategy & Management (September 2000). Patent Agent, 2001. Associate Patent Attorney, Cooley Godward, LLP, 2002-2004. Associate Patent Attorney, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, 2005-2006. Author: "Evidence of Diligence in Interference Should be Viewed as it Would be by One Skilled in the Art," Last Month at the Federal Circuit (March 2006). Founded own patent practice, 2007.
Phillipsburg, New Jersey