Steven Lundberg is a registered patent attorney and a founding partner of Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner. His practice is focused on patent analytics, patent freedom to operate, patent evaluation, intellectual property due diligence, and strategic counseling. Steve has extensive experience in the software and electronic arts, and has filed and prosecuted hundreds of software and electronic patents. Steve received his B.S.E.E. in 1978 from the University of Minnesota, and his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law (J.D., 1982). He has published and spoken widely on software and electronic patent protection, is active in the Computer and Electronics Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and a co-editor of the treatise "Electronic and Software Patents: Law and Practice", published by BNA Books. Steve has also been instrumental in the development of cutting edge software tools and practice methodologies in the patent space, and most recently has been actively developing a low-cost, easy to use, patent analytics platform accessible to all stakeholders in the patent space.
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From the IAM Patent 1000 2013 -- The World's Leading Patent Professionals guide published by Intellectual Asset Management:
Nationally admired outfit Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner is “ahead of the curve when it comes to providing and managing legal services in an efficient, cost-conscious manner. The team is a well-oiled machine, turning around substantial volumes of varied work at lightning speed without ever compromising on quality.” The sophisticated group includes “amiable and respected” electrical engineer Timothy Bianchi, who imparts “perspicacious, tailored advice” on prosecution and contentious concerns. The “outstanding” Bradley Forrest excels in his varied remit, which takes in a range of technologies. Steve Lundberg completes the set, winning acclaim for his meticulous drafting and filing of medical, telecommunications and software inventions.
• Past Board Member, Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association
• Past President, Minnesota Software Association
• Chair, Government Relations Committee, Minnesota Software Association
• Software Publishers Association
• Computer and Electronics Committee, American Intellectual Property Law Association
• Honeywell, Inc., 1978 – 1980
• Merchant & Gould, Minneapolis, Law Clerk, Associate Attorney, 1981 – 1988
• Merchant & Gould, Minneapolis, Co-Founder, Computer Law Group
• Merchant & Gould, Minneapolis, Partner, 1988
• Merchant & Gould, Minneapolis, Practice Committee, 1991
• Merchant & Gould, Los Angeles, Managing Partner • Merchant & Gould, Minneapolis, Executive Committee
Steve Lundberg's Video Library
Traditional Freedom to Operate (FTO) studies are expensive with costs often running as high as $100,000 to $200,000. Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, using its unique FTO methodology and software, can reduce the cost of an FTO to between $25,000 to $50,000. Founding shareholder Steve Lundberg explains.
Steve Lundberg details the shortcomings of the "traditional" freedom to operate process and explains how the SLW process saves money and ensures accuracy.
An explanation from Steve Lundberg as to why engineers actually enjoy working with SLW's claim maps.
How Schwegman uses claim maps to clarify patent claim language for non-lawyers.