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Stephen J. Kontos

Patent application Attorney at Royal Oak, MI

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2008
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Stephen

Learn Stephen’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Patent application
    Protect your innovative products from competitors and copycats. Patents • Patent Applications • Provisional Patent Applications • Design Patent Applications • International Patent Applications • Patent Searches • Freedom to Operate • Patent Validity

    16 years, 500 cases

  2. Trademark application
    Build goodwill with customers using strategic trademark protection. Trademark Applications • Trademark Registration • Trademark Searches • Trademark Renewals

    16 years, 100 cases

  3. Intellectual property
    Protect your inventions, products, technology, brand names, software, and creative content with strategic intellectual property protection. Patents • Trademarks • Copyrights

    16 years, 750 cases

Intellectual Property Protection for Electronics & Software Companies

In-house legal teams, entrepreneurs, startup founders, and business leaders of electronics and software companies hire me to protect their intellectual property.

Through highly efficient processes and cutting edge legal technology, we are able to provide intellectual property services faster and at a lower cost than traditional law firms.

Patents // Trademarks // IP Due Diligence

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Basic Startup Patent Strategy
Patent FAQs


220 S. Main St.
Suite 233
Royal Oak, MI, 48067


5.0 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
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Posted by Daniel | January 19, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Steve goes above and beyond
I was lucky enough to talk to Steve when I needed some information regarding Patent Applications. Not only did he meet with me and answer all my questions, but I got a real sense that he cared about what was best for me and my business, not just the potential legal work. I would recommend Steve to anybody who needs a Patent Attorney.
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Response from Stephen Kontos January 21, 2021
Thanks, Daniel! I appreciate the kind words.
Posted by Jennifer | November 6, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Super helpful, fast, responsive, detailed, and very knowledgeable
Excellent, expert, concise advice that has helped me skillfully navigate the complexities of the copyright infringement process. Stephen's invaluable information has afforded me a rapid response action plan to protect and defend my intellectual property. Thanks again!! :)
Posted by Bryan | October 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Helpful and Responsive!
Steve helped me understand the patent process and decide how to protect my ideas as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. He was easy to communicate with and quickly returned my phone calls and emails.
Response from Stephen Kontos November 3, 2020
Thanks, Bryan!
Posted by Matt | October 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Steve is great for our tech startup
Steve has become an integral part of our team over the years. He helped us understand how to use our patents and trademarks to get more customers and investors. We appreciate his responsiveness and that he takes the time to discuss strategy with us.
Response from Stephen Kontos November 3, 2020
Thank you, Matt!


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Head of Intellectual Property
  • VELN
  • 2021 - Present
  • Founder & Lead IP Attorney
  • PatentXP PLLC
  • 2018 - 2021
  • Partner
  • Bejin Bieneman PLC
  • 2013 - 2018
  • Patent Attorney
  • Rader, Fishman & Grauer, PLLC
  • 2008 - 2013
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  • Wayne State University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Autonomous Vehicle Patents
  • Patents Awarded
  • Medical Device Patents
  • Patents Awarded


  • Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member, Former Subcommittee Chair
  • 2013 - 2018
  • Michigan IP Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Michigan SuperLawyers
  • 2018


  • ebook
  • How to Execute a World-Class Patent Strategy Without In-House Patent Counsel
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • IP Fraud & Scams
  • 2021
  • 1 Million Cups
  • Nobody Likes Lawyers so I Became an Entrepreneur
  • 2021
  • Startup Founder/CxO Roundtable
  • Fundraising During an Economic Downturn
  • 2020
  • 1 Million Cups Oakland County
  • Building Multi-Million Dollar Patent Portfolios
  • 2020
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (8)
Endorse Stephen
Intellectual property Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Stephen as a member of a professional lawyers organization. He is constantly focusing on making a better experience for all of his new and existing clients."
Intellectual property Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephen is a thoughtful attorney. He pays attention to details while not losing sight of his clients' real-world needs."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephen is a leading intellectual property and patent attorney with experience in variety of technologies. His skilled approach to protecting client inventions is reflected in his work and reputation. Stephen is at the top of my list when our clients have IP needs."
Patent application Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is an energetic, entrepreneurial attorney who understands both the technical and business aspects of patent prosecution."
Trademark application
Intellectual property
Wills and living wills
Patent infringement
Estate planning