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Stephen Michael Nipper

Stephen Michael Nipper

Practice areas:

Patent Application, Trademark Application, Licensing, Intellectual Property

Stephen Nipper

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About Me

I practice all aspects of patent and trademark work, including counseling clients on means of protection, preparation and filing of applications, prosecution, licensing and enforcement. My background includes the mechanical arts, agriculture and the biological and chemical sciences.


I am an Idaho native, and live in Meridian, Idaho with my wife and three kids.


I am also the author of The Invent Blog®, one of the oldest patent law blogs. The Invent Blog covers technology tips, intellectual property news, and information relevant to independent inventors, small businesses, and the attorneys that serve them.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Patent Application: 50%
    17 years
  2. Trademark Application: 35%
    17 years
  3. Licensing: 10%
    17 years
  4. Intellectual Property: 5%
    17 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

  • James M. Buchanan

    Steve has wonderful depth of experience with prosecution of trademark registration applications. He deftly handles routine and nuanced prosecution issues alike, and is our go-to senior expert in the firm.


    James Buchanan Patent Application Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Buchanan Nipper LLC

929 S. Allante Place
Boise, ID, 83709


IDAuthorized to practice law199805/16/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Outstanding Service to the Legal Community and Public AwardIdaho State Bar2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct Clinical Professor of Trademark LawUniversity of Idaho, College of Law2013 - Present
PartnerBuchanan Nipper LLC2010 - Present
PartnerDykas, Shaver & Nipper, LLP1999 - 2010
AttorneyPedersen & Co.1998 - 1999

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Idaho State Bar, Law Practice Management SectionChairman2005 - 2007
Idaho State Bar, Intellectual Property Law SectionChairman2003 - 2004

Publication NameTitleDate
The Advocate (Official Publication of the Idaho State Bar)Olympic Fever – Counseling Your Clients About Avoiding Unlicensed Use of Olympic Trademarks2008
The Advocate (Official Publication of the Idaho State Bar)Counseling Clients About Invention Promotion Companies2007
The Advocate (Official Publication of the Idaho State Bar)Trademark Considerations and Business Entity Registration2006

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Illinois University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Truman State UniversityBiologyBS - Bachelor of Science1994

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Dunes CLETips and Tricks for Expediting Examination of Your Clients’ Cases2008