Stephen Kontos

In-house patent lawyers know that strong patent protection gives their company a competitive advantage.

Some of the biggest challenges facing in-house patent lawyers include having to spend too much time on irrelevant invention disclosures, outside counsel taking too long to convert invention disclosures into patent applications, outside counsel pursuing immaterial claims (relative to the company’s goals and product offerings), and budget surprises.

I know those challenges can be frustrating. Fortunately, I’ve had great success helping in-house patent lawyers overcome those challenges, resulting in the in-house lawyer building meaningful patent portfolios that contribute to the company’s competitive advantage.

I would like to help you do the same. Please call (313-879-5585) or email ( to set up a meeting if you would like help overcoming those challenges.

As further value to you, my firm and I generate a lot of content. I invite you to read our firm's blog and attend our firm’s monthly webinars. I also invite you to listen to my patent podcast called PatentXP: Level Up Your Patent Skills.


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Publications and Speaking Engagements

"Section 112 and AIA Litigation" (AIPLA Patent Law Committee Newsletter - Spring Edition, May 2017)

"Covered Business Method Review" (B2 IP Webinar, July 20, 2017)

"Divided Patent Infringement" (B2 IP Webinar, May 17, 2018)

Stephen Kontos of Bejin Bieneman
Phone: 313.879.5585


Wayne State University Law School
J.D. (2008)

University of Detroit Mercy College of Engineering
Electrical Engineering, summa cum laude (2003)


State Bar of Michigan

U. S. Patent and Trademark Office

U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Organizations & Affiliations

Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Michigan Intellectual Property Inn of Court