Steven Taylor, Ph.D.

Patent Agent
800 S. Gay Street, Suite 2150
Knoxville, TN 37929
D: 865.380.5968
Contact My Assistant
Megan Fee
D: 865.380.5964


University of Tennessee
Ph. D., Nuclear Physics, 2018

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
B.S. Physics and Mathematics, 2011
Minor, Philosophy

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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Steven is a Technical Advisor based in our Knoxville, TN, office. With a Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics, Steven now puts his scientifically wired brain to work in helping inventors get the broadest coverage possible for their creations.

Working Closely With Inventors & Attorneys

Having a nuclear physicist on staff at an intellectual property law firm is unconventional. But this is exactly why Steven loves being with the firm. In his role, he brings his skills and in-depth education to quickly research, assess and apply new information to the task at hand.

Steven’s skills and education allow him to be a great asset to the patent prosecution team. He works in tandem with the firm’s patent attorneys to create comprehensive patent applications and respond to USPTO Office Actions. This helps to quickly move forward patent applications for inventors of semiconductors, manufacturing products, computer memory and so much more.

And, as a non-lawyer, Steven often acts as the conduit between attorney and client, helping to break down legalese into easy-to-understand information that a client can work with. He’s also adept at translating scientific and technical ideas into easier-to-grasp concepts for attorneys.

A Keen Eye for Detail

One of Steven’s greatest assets is his keen eye for detail. He pays painstaking attention to all information provided to him by inventors. He reads through all paperwork, such as disclosure documents, reviews all drawings and diagrams, and analyzes everything in light of the inventor’s overarching goals.

He knows which questions to ask, which information might be missing, and which information requires greater detail. This helps him work on drawings and craft thorough, on-point claims language and full patent applications.

Learning New Things

One of Steven’s greatest joys at work is being able to help people while getting to learn something new every day. You see, each invention and each application bring something fresh to the table. It allows Steven to dive into new topics that he finds incredibly fascinating.

His drive for learning new things doesn’t end at work. He also seeks new activities that allow him to work both mind and body. For instance, Steven is now dabbling in woodworking. He also enjoys working out and practices krav maga. And in his spare time, he’s happiest when spending time at home with his wife and cats.

Seeking Strategic Protection for Your Latest Invention? Call Steven!

A smart IP strategy requires looking at your invention from all points of view. With a deep scientific and mathematics background, and a strong motivation to do best by his clients, you’ll find greater strategic protection for your inventions with Steven by your side. To learn more, call Steven today at 865.380.5968 or send him an email.