Miller & Martin Welcomes Stephen E. Kabakoff to its Intellectual Property Group

April 02, 2020

With a focus on complex intellectual property issues, Stephen has extensive experience in strategic portfolio development, preparation & prosecution, litigation, and licensing of intellectual property.

Miller & Martin recently welcomed attorney Stephen Kabakoff to the intellectual property group, where he is based in the firm’s Atlanta office.

With a focus on complex issues relating to intellectual property, including strategic portfolio development, preparation and prosecution, licensing, and litigation, Mr. Kabakoff’s practice primarily focuses on electrical, computer, mechanical, and materials science technologies.

“Our clients will benefit from Stephen’s broad skillset, experience and knowledge,” stated Shelby Grubbs, Managing Member of the Atlanta office. “We are excited to welcome Stephen to our firm and he will be a great asset to our intellectual property group.”

Miller & Martin Chairman Scott Parrish adds, “Stephen brings to five the number of registered patent lawyers in the firm.  He is a tremendous add to our Atlanta office and positions us to assist clients in a growing area of our practice.”

Mr. Kabakoff started his career as a U.S. patent examiner in the areas of information security and e-commerce at the height of the dot-com era. He spent several years as a registered patent agent, where he prepared and prosecuted patents for both large Fortune 100 companies and smaller start-ups/entrepreneurs. Recently, he was a partner at a large international IP law firm where he practiced patent litigation, licensing, and prosecution for more than a decade. He leverages his extensive experience from these diverse perspectives to maximize the strength of his clients’ intellectual property and identify legal and business solutions relative to third-party intellectual property.

In addition to his practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Mr. Kabakoff has litigated in federal district courts and before the International Trade Commission (ITC) and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the USPTO. He has also been recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. as one of the leading lawyers in patent licensing and transactional work. 

Mr. Kabakoff holds a law degree from Suffolk University Law School, a graduate degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and an undergraduate degree in Materials Science & Engineering from Cornell University.