Stephen Koch

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Stephen Koch has more than twenty years of experience in Intellectual Property, Licensing, and Oil and Gas Transactions. He has drafted and prosecuted patents in offshore petroleum exploration and production technologies, and has led patent portfolio development and management activities for both the United States and for foreign jurisdictions. He has negotiated upstream oil and gas agreements in the United States, Europe, and Africa. He has negotiated intellectual property licensing transactions in the United States, Europe, China, and Russia, among other foreign countries. His technology expertise is based on prior experience in electrical engineering, ocean engineering, and oceanography.

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1992
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1994


  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 05/1992
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • M.Sc. Ocean Engineering - 1980
  • Purdue University
    • BSE Applied Math & Electrical Engineering - 1974

Professional Associations

  • Houston IP Law Association, Vice President, 2007 to 2008
  • Houston IP Law Association, Board Member, 2005 to 2007
  • Houston IP Law Association, Secretary, 2004 to 2005
  • Houston IP Law Association, Treasurer, 2003 to 2004
  • American Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Intellectual Property Law Association

Practice Areas:

  • Licensing
  • Corporate Transactions
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Trade Secrets
  • Mergers
  • Acquisitions
  • Infringement Opinions
  • Patentability Opinions