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Stephen P. Cole

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Boston
617.348.1605



Education

  • Franklin Pierce Law Center (JD)
  • University of Massachusetts (BS, Chemical Engineering and Chemistry)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Stephen's practice focuses on patent litigation in federal district court and before the International Trade Commission. He also has significant experience advising clients on licensing, patent portfolio management, intellectual property due diligence, and patent and trademark prosecution. His work in patent litigation primarily involves technologies such as microprocessors, converged devices, telecommunications, electromechanical systems, and e-commerce, among others.

Before joining Mintz Levin, Stephen worked as an intellectual property associate at a national law firm and at an international law firm. Prior to practicing law, Stephen worked as a semiconductor manufacturing engineer at IBM.

Representative Matters

  • Certain Consumer Electronics and Display Devices and Products Containing Same (836) – Represents complainant in an International Trade Commission investigation relating to graphics processing and liquid crystal displays.
  • Certain Electronic Devices Including Handheld Wireless Communication Devices (337-TA-667, 337-TA-673) – Represented complainant in an International Trade Commission investigation relating to power management, memory access, and encryption technologies After seven day trial case favorably settled after staff attorney sided with client. 
  • Represents a leading credit card terminal supplier in patent litigations in the Eastern District of Texas relating to hardware and virtual machines.
  • Represents an enterprise telecommunications company in patent litigations in Eastern District of Texas, the District of Delaware, and the Southern District of Florida relating to VoIP, call centers, and operating systems.
  • Represented a leading software company in patent litigation in the Eastern District of Texas relating to electronic health records.
  • Represented a high technology company in the Eastern District of Texas in the enforcement of its patent portfolio directed to power management, memory access, and encryption technologies.
  • Represented a bill validator manufacturer adverse to its principal competitor in the District of New Jersey and in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit regarding patents directed to antifraud technology.
  • Represented a vending machine equipment supplier in the Eastern District of Texas in patent litigation related to cellular communications and wireless network technologies.
  • Represented an abused Guatemalan juvenile in immigration proceedings resulting in Special Immigrant Juvenile status and asylum.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Member, Boston Patent Law Association
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member, American Bar Association