Steven M. Freeland
“I came to Fitch Even for the same reason I’ve stayed—because of the firm’s unwavering commitment to provide high-quality work product and exceptional client service.”

Steven M. FreelandPartner

San Diego
9330 Scranton Road
Suite 350
San Diego, CA 92121VCard
858.552.1311 
858.552.0095 fax
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Education

J.D., University of San Diego, 1998
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Minor in Chemistry, Brigham Young University, 1992

Services

Technical Areas

Bar & Court Admissions

CaliforniaU.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Steven M. Freeland concentrates his practice on the development, protection, and management of intellectual property rights for technology companies and other clients ranging from individuals to large corporations. Steve is particularly experienced in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, opinions, and litigation support for clients involved in the following areas:

  • Analog and digital electronics
  • Computer software
  • Internet technologies
  • Signal processing
  • Aerospace technology
  • Mechanical arts
  • Entertainment
  • Gaming
  • Image processing
  • Communications technologies
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Lasers
  • Optics
  • Wafer processing systems
  • Consumer electronics
  • Irrigation
  • Control systems
  • Mechanical devices
  • Data processing
  • Microelectromechanical systems


Steve has worked with a number of Silicon Valley and other companies assisting with various aspects of their intellectual property protection strategies. In addition, he has supported clients in a number of trademark, copyright, and other IP-related matters.



Represents large global electronics companies in preparing and filing numerous patent applications throughout the world directed to consumer electronics and video gaming technologies.

Advised small venture client in identifying key technologies in expanding a patent portfolio and counseled and supported the successful litigation, licensing, and sale of the patent portfolio.

Represents entertainment industry company in identifying and procuring an extensive international patent portfolio in the distribution of multimedia content.

Represents worldwide leader in irrigation technology in preparing and acquiring numerous domestic and international patents.

Represented a small optics company providing worldwide patent portfolio management and prosecuting patents directed to LED optics technology.

  • California Bar Association
  • San Diego County Bar Association
    • Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Section, 2011
  • San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association

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