Stephen Gardner

Luke Cass

Stephen Gardner is a Partner in the Intellectual Property Group of Quarles & Brady, LLP. Steve focuses his practice on IP-related transactions and litigation. He works with both national and start-up companies, as well as research institutions and other IP owners to promote their technology through licensing and collaborative agreements and to maximize commercial value of their developments. When commercialization of IP assets is jeopardized through infringement, or IP agreements are breached, Mr. Gardner assists clients in a variety of enforcement efforts, including proceedings before numerous U.S. district courts and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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Posts by Stephen Gardner


The China Initiative: Combating Economic Espionage and Trade Secret Exfiltration

Open innovation is a key ingredient to the development of valuable intellectual property. Research institutions, universities, and private businesses work in close collaboration with one another, sharing …
By Luke Cass & Stephen Gardner
5 months ago 0

Sovereign Immunity of Patents: While a Strong Benefit to Patent Owners, These Patents Remain Subject to Traditional Challenges

The United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) recently dismissed another inter partes review (“IPR”) based on an assertion of 11th Amendment sovereign immunity.  This decision …