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Stephen J. Huggins







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Stephen is experienced in all phases of the patent and trademark application process, and regularly advises clients regarding the acquisition and maintenance of their intellectual property. Stephen is also experienced in negotiating commercial contracts and in dispute resolution in all areas of intellectual property.

Areas Of Practice

  • Patent Prosecution
  • Trademark Prosecution
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Dispute Resolution

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Registered Patent Attorney, United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2009

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2009
  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
    • B.S. - 2005
    • Major: Chemical Engineering

Published Works

  • Take Another Look at Your Cease and Desist Strategy, Intellectual Property Today, November, 2014
  • Co-author, "US Supreme Court to Review Patent Eligibility in Fundamental Computer Patent Case," December 10, 2013
  • Author, "Lending and Taking Security in the United States: Overview," Thomson Reuters’ Practical Law Finance Multi-jurisdictional Guide, Intellectual Property Section, May 1, 2013
  • Co-author, "Patent Reform Progresses in the 112th Congress," September 1, 2011
  • Co-author, "ICANN Announces Significant New Domain Name Reservation Procedures," June 28, 2011


  • "U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Myriad and Other Biotech Judicial Opinions: Their Impact on Patentability of Software, Computer-Implemented Methods and High Tech," ITECH Law Webinar, December 12, 2013
  • "Introduction to Intellectual Property for the Beginning Entrepreneur," University of Kansas, Center for Design Research, October 4, 2011
  • "IP Case Survey and Patent Legislation Update for the General Practitioner," 2011 Kansas 8+4 Review of the Law Seminars, Overland Park Convention Center, June 23 and June 16, 2011
  • "Patent Reform in the 112th Congress," Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Panel on the Patent Reform Act of 2011, April 26, 2011

Honors and Awards

  • Listed, ‘Who’s Who Legal 2016, TMT,’ Law Business Research Ltd.
  • Listed, "Missouri and Kansas Rising Stars," Intellectual Property, Thomson Reuters, 2013, 2019
  • CALI Award for Excellence in Patent Office Practice
  • CALI Award for Excellence in Negotiations
  • CALI Award for Excellence in Legal Writing IV

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • International Technology Law Association, Intellectual Property Committee, 2014-2016, Vice-Chair
  • Overland Park Chamber of Commerce, Graduate of Leadership Overland Park Program, 2013

Past Employment Positions

  • Appropriations Committee Chairman Kevin Yoder in the Kansas House of Representatives 2010 Session, Chief of Staff
  • Dentons US LLP, Associate, 2010 to 2014


  • English