Steven R. Blair


Steven Blair helps companies protect computer science innovations in the United States and overseas. His technology background and in-house experience with industry leaders enables him to counsel clients effectively in a rapidly changing landscape. Steven’s practice focuses on patent procurement, patent infringement litigation, intellectual property licensing, audits, infringement and freedom to operate opinions, copyright registration and strategic portfolio management.

Before becoming a lawyer, Steven worked at Hewlett-Packard, Hewlett-Packard Labs and Microsoft as a software engineer and product manager. He was involved with a wide array of software products and systems, including distributed database systems, hypertext-based products, help systems, process control information systems, computer-based training software, multi-media development tools, mainframe/PC integration software, cross-development platforms, client/server systems, support products for developers and corporate clients, and Internet-based commercial sites for medium- to large-sized organizations.

Memberships & Awards


  • Washington State Patent Law Association
  • San Francisco Intellectual Property Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association (Washington and California)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • King County Bar Association
  • Licensing Executives Society

Resources & Ideas

Community Activities

Community Activities

  • King County Bar Association's Neighborhood Legal Clinic, Volunteer





Washington State Courts

California State Courts

United States District Courts in Washington (Western), California, Colorado, Texas (Eastern), ‎and Wisconsin (Eastern)

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Outside The Office