Patent Agent, Ice Miller LLP

Board Member, DirectEmployers Institute

Stephen is currently an Intellectual Property Manager at General Motors and a registered patent agent, licensed to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). His experiences include patent preparation and prosecution, litigation support and drafting opinions related to the electrical and mechanical arts. Stephen is licensed to represent both foreign and domestic clients before the USPTO.

Prior to private practice, Stephen worked at General Motors where he managed and led engineering activities developing advanced technology solutions. While at GM, he gained 12+ years of engineering experience with complex electro-mechanical systems including hybrid/electric vehicle control systems, PEM fuel cells and advanced energy storage systems. Some of his engineering work has been recognized with three United States Patents and one United States Patent Publication.

Stephan’s undergraduate degree in electrical engineering technology is from Purdue University – Indianapolis (IUPUI). He received my M.B.A. in management of technology from Ellis University in Chicago. His volunteer activities include providing enlightening cultural, educational and social opportunities that transform the way individuals perceive their abilities, possibilities and environment.