Steven assists clients with technology and intellectual property matters, with a particular focus on software, the internet and digital media. He advises clients on the development, licensing, sale, acquisition, distribution, manufacture and supply of technology and content, whether in the form of ink on paper or mobile apps, online platforms and other media and channels. Steven counsels clients on matters relating to free and open source software (FOSS) and open access publishing (for example, Creative Commons), especially as they relate to mergers and acquisitions. He has successfully represented clients in over 70 Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceedings and recovered hundreds of domain names. He has also successfully investigated and shut down many online operations that infringe client rights and damage client goodwill.
Prior to joining Kastner Gravelle LLP, Steven practiced for 16 years in the Technology Commerce and Intellectual Property Groups at the New York office of Dorsey & Whitney LLP.
Steven received his law degree from The University of Texas School of Law. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Philosophy, receiving Highest Honors.