Steven F. Owens

Associate
Knoxville
9717 Cogdill Road, Suite 101
Knoxville, TN 37932
D: 865.380.5988
Contact My Assistant
Christina Caudle
D: 865.380.5980

Education

Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
J.D., 2008

Southern Methodist University
B.S. Electrical Engineering, 2005

Bar and Court Admissions

Tennessee
Texas
U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Tennessee
U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Texas
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section
     Co-chair, 101 Subcommittee of Patent Litigation Committee
     Member,
Alice v. CLS Bank Joint Task Force
     Past Chair, Website & Social Media Subcommittee of Patent Litigation Committee

American Intellectual Property Law Association
     Patent Law Committee
Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association
Texas Bar Association
Texas Young Lawyers Association

Publications & Speaking

Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation 2014 Edition, Chapter 12 Intellectual Property Law, ABA Business Law Section (2015)

Patent Law in the News: Updates on Reform and Supreme Court Decisions, Knoxville Bar Association, The Consigliere, Vol. 9, No. 2, summer 2014

Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation 2013 Edition, Chapter 18 Intellectual Property Law, ABA Business Law Section (2014)

Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation 2012 Edition, Chapter 20 Intellectual Property Law, ABA Business Law Section (2013)

As an undergraduate, Steven first learned about patents and intellectual property in his introductory engineering courses. The thought of working with inventors on their latest inventions led him to pursue a career as a patent attorney.

Steven’s practice focuses on patent prosecution and management. He has extensive experience in preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications in a wide variety of fields, including aircraft instrumentation, amusement park rides, animal training devices, computer architecture, digital control systems, exercise equipment, medical devices, nuclear industry instrumentation, pet products, robotics, software and telecommunications. His patent prosecution practice encompasses both U.S. and foreign patent prosecution.

Steven counsels client companies of all sizes on their intellectual property rights and goals, including advising on the acquisition, defense, and licensing of their intellectual property. He has prepared infringement, invalidity and patentability opinions relating to patents and products. Steven has also worked with clients to acquire and/or commercialize their intellectual property through licensing agreements with individuals, corporations, and technology transfer offices.

In addition, Steven has experience in patent and trademark litigation, including developing and implementing litigation strategies, preparing motions and pleadings, and coordinating discovery and e-discovery.

In his spare time, Steven enjoys hunting, fishing, boating, skiing and horseback riding.