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Stephen Kontos

Stephen Kontos

Do you have an idea worth protecting? Patents • Trademarks • Copyrights
  • Intellectual Property, Patents, Trademarks ...
  • Michigan, USPTO
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Do you have an idea worth protecting?

I'm the founder of PATENTXP PLLC, an intellectual property law firm that can help you protect your inventions, brand names, software, creative content, and secret business information.

Serving businesses around the United States, our team has helped Ford, Verizon, EchoStar, Hughes, DISH, Blackberry, and others protect their intellectual property. We also serve as fractional Chief IP Counsel to many tech startups, small businesses, and mid-market companies.

We can help your business protect its intellectual property. Our services keep others from stealing your intellectual property so you can build market share, maximize profits, and gain recognition as an industry leader.

PATENTS Prevent your competitors from releasing products with valuable features you invented

TRADEMARKS Help your customers quickly and easily identify your products on crowded store shelves

COPYRIGHT Prevent others from stealing your software, product descriptions, user manuals, and marketing materials

TRADE SECRET Stop former employees from starting a competing business using your customer list and other secret business information

We support diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal industry, particularly for members of the LGBTQ+ community. Ask how we can help support your Tier 1/Tier 2 diversity initiatives.

Practice Areas
    Intellectual Property
    Patent Appeals, Patent Litigation, Patent Prosecution
    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
    Business Law
    Business Formation
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of Michigan
ID Number: P71607
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ID Number: 60337
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
IP Attorney / Owner
PatentXP PLLC Intellectual Property Law Firm
- Current
Partner / IP Attorney
Bejin Bieneman PLC
Associate Patent Attorney
Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC (now Fishman Stewart PLLC)
Wayne State University Law School
J.D. (2008)
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University of Detroit Mercy
B.S. (2003) | Electrical Engineering
Honors: Insignis Scholar, Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi
Activities: Fencing Team, Titan Pep Band
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Super Lawyer (2019-2020)
Super Lawyers
Rising Star (2014-2018)
Super Lawyers
Pro Bono Recognition
US District Court Eastern District of Michigan
Professional Associations
State Bar of Michigan  # P71607
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United States Patent & Trademark Office  # 60337
Registered Lawyer
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Speaking Engagements
Turning Inventions Into Unicorns
1 Million Cups
Presentation on how startups can use intellectual property protection to increase the value of their business ahead of their exit.
LGBT-Owned Law Firm
Websites & Blogs
PatentXP PLLC Intellectual Property Law Firm
Intellectual Property Articles & Videos
Legal Answers
10 Questions Answered
Q. How do I know if my idea infringes on a patent? Patents are very complicated. Do I make an appointment with a lawyer?
A: You should be working with a patent lawyer during the R&D process. In general, a patent lawyer can help you understand the scope of the patent, identify other patents in your technical area that might be of concern, and help you either design around any enforceable patents or seek a license from the patent owner. You should consult with a patent lawyer before you do anything that would be considered patent infringement. DISCLAIMER I'm not your attorney. This is not legal advice. I do not guarantee any results.
Q. Is it possible to obtain a patent for a [NEVER SEEN] wooden portable toilet paper tissue holder.
A: Maybe. Patents are issued for inventions that are new, useful, and would not have been obvious. You may be able to secure a utility patent, a design patent, or both. A patent attorney can help you evaluate the likelihood of receiving meaningful patent protection during a private consultation. You should not publicly disclose any additional information about your concept. DISCLAIMER I'm not your attorney. This should not be construed as legal advice. I do not guarantee any results.
Q. Hi there, I am a content creator on Instagram. My content has been flagged for false DMCA and copyright strikes.
A: Instagram should have provided you with instructions for submitting a counter-notification. Instagram should restore your content if the third-party doesn't reply, which it sounds like they won't since they used disposable domains. DISCLAIMER I'm not your attorney. This isn't legal advice. I don't guarantee any results.
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