Jeff Stephens

Jeff Stephens

Of Counsel

Jeffrey Stephens is Of Counsel at Carter Arnett. Jeff focuses on cases involving patents, including patent litigation in federal district courts, post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), and appeals at the Federal Circuit. Jeff has represented intellectual property owners and accused infringers in a wide range of technology areas, including medical devices, industrial devices such as fiber lasers and centrifugal separators, consumer products, oil and gas, and computer and networking technologies.

Jeff has experience in patent preparation and prosecution, due diligence in connection with mergers and acquisitions, and representing clients in a broad array of intellectual property-related disputes, including claims of trademark and trade dress infringement, trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, breach of contract, and copyright infringement.

Jeff is a former Administrative Patent Judge (APJ) with PTAB. As an APJ, Jeff served on panels deciding ex parte appeals in computer, electrical, and mechanical technologies and conducting AIA trials. Jeff also previously clerked for the Honorable Pauline Newman of the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. Jeff began his legal career at Knobbe, Martens, Olson, & Bear in Irvine, California, and has practiced with firms in Utah and Texas.

Prior Experience

  • Former Administrative Patent Judge
  • Former Law Clerk to the Honorable Pauline Newman of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Practice Areas

  • Appeals
  • Inter-Partes Review Proceedings
  • Patent Litigation


Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2007
Juris Doctor


Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 2004
B.S., Mechanical Engineering


  • Texas
  • California
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas