Steven A. Nielsen

Registered U.S. Patent Attorney

Bar Admissions

California State Bar # 133864

Nevada State Bar # 6437

United States Patent & Trademark Office # 54,699 


1987   J.D. Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley

  • Prosser Prize – Finance and Accounting
  • Associate Editor, International Tax and Business Lawyer
  • Member, Boalt Hall Computer Group

1984 – 1985  Santa Clara School of Law

  • American Jurisprudence Award in Torts

1983 B.A. Political Science, California State University, Chico

2003 B.S. Computer Science, California State University, San Francisco

Legal Experience

Attorney, Burnham Brown

  • Trial counsel.
  • Represented professionals from architects to dentists in malpractice cases.
  • Significant experience in multi-unit residential and commercial construction defect claims, delay claims, professional design and personal injury cases.

Patent Attorney

  • Current practice is focused on patent litigation and patent procurement before the USPTO and through the PCT and the EPO.


  • Chair or Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Section,  2004 to Present – Marin County Bar Association
  • Member, Intellectual Property Section, State Bar of California

Presentations and Papers