Stephen Kruse is an Associate in the West Palm Beach, Florida office of Haug Partners, where he focuses on patent litigation and domestic trademark prosecution and strategy.
Stephen handles all aspects of patent litigation, focusing primarily on Hatch-Waxman litigation. Stephen has supported the firm’s patent litigation practice in connection with drafting initial pleadings, discovery, legal research, deposition preparation, and expert reports.
Stephen also supports the firm’s Trademark Group in connection with domestic trademark prosecution and strategy and has worked on trademark prosecution matters for clients ranging from start-ups to world famous brands and market leaders. Prior to joining the firm in his current role, Stephen worked as a Law Clerk with the Trademark Group.
Stephen graduated from Boston College Law School, where he served as an Articles Editor for the Intellectual Property and Technology Forum Journal. He also participated in school clinics that helped disadvantaged entrepreneurs establish business entities and intellectual property protections.
Prior to law school, Stephen earned a B.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Iowa and conducted research on the role of norepinephrine in seizure-induced respiratory arrest.