Steven R. Sponseller

Of Counsel



U.S. Patent & Trademark Office


University of Illinois – Chicago School of Law
Juris Doctor

Wayne State University
BS, Electrical Engineering

Steven (“Steve”) drafts and prosecutes patent applications in various electrical and computer-related fields.  Prior to joining Colby Nipper, Steve worked for twenty-eight years as an intellectual property attorney and patent strategist for a number of patent law firms, and as a design engineer for two different technology-based startups.

Technical Experience

Electrical Engineering, Computing/Telecommunications Hardware Fields:  electrical technologies, computer and Internet-related technologies, computer hardware, network-related hardware, telecommunication systems, microprocessors, image processing systems, printer-related technologies, vehicle-based computer systems, interactive and high-definition television technologies

Computer Software Fields:  computer software, network-related software, business methods, financial management systems, video processing systems