Steven L. Nichols has been involved with all aspects of intellectual property law for over 20 years. Steve entered the intellectual property field as a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
As an examiner, Steve handled hundreds of patent applications related to light detectors with the associated optics and circuitry. After two years at the Patent Office, Steve entered private practice, first as a patent agent and then as a registered patent attorney.
Steve’s practice has covered all areas of intellectual property law with an emphasis on drafting and prosecuting patent and trademark applications for major corporate clients.
Currently, Steve serves as an adjunct professor at Brigham Young University. Steve developed the curriculum for a course he teaches at the Fulton College of Engineering & Technology entitled “Fundamentals of Intellectual Property” and taught “eCommerce and Internet Law” at the J. Rueben Clark Law School at BYU.
Steve also developed the curriculum for this course, which includes all aspects of legal practice relating to the internet including jurisdiction, intellectual property, electronic contracting and ethics.