Stephen Wentsler

About me

Since 2000, Steve Wentsler has gained extensive experience preparing and prosecuting patents in the mechanical, electro-mechanical, glass manufacturing and ceramic industries.  Prior to entering the practice of law, Steve was a patent examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office for over three years.



Steve’s domestic patent practice includes preparing original patent applications and responding to Office actions from originally-filed applications, national phase applications and convention applications. He has particular experience drafting original patent applications for strategic filing in various foreign countries such as Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan and countries of Europe.



Steve’s domestic patent practice also includes rendering opinions concerning infringement and validity and he frequently suggests design changes to avoid infringement concerns. His domestic patent practice further includes conducting state-of-the-art investigations, clearance investigations and due diligence investigations.



Steve’s foreign patent practice includes significant experience responding to Office actions from the Japan Patent Office, the Korean Intellectual Property Office, the National Intellectual Property Administration of China, the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office, and the European Patent Office.

Academic Qualifications

Syracuse University College of Law Law, J.D., 1996 CALI Award, highest grade in the study of Patents and Trade Secrets University of Cincinnati Mechanical Engineering, B.S., Magna Cum Laude, 1993 Pi Tau Sigma (Mechanical Engineering Honor Society);  Tau Beta Pi (The Engineering Honor Society)

Experience & Qualifications

Technical Specialisms
  • Biomedical engineering; medical devices
  • Manufacturing methods and product handling
  • Physics
Professional Experience
  • IP counselling
  • Patent drafting
  • Patent prosecution
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