Stephen Kruse is a Juris Doctor 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. His advanced scientific and engineering backgrounds allow him to bring a unique perspective to legal issues related to pharmaceutical products and advanced technologies. He has assisted the Firm’s litigation team on matters such as complaints, discovery, legal research, deposition preparation, and expert reports.
Stephen also has extensive experience working with the firm’s trademark group implementing advanced domestic trademark prosecution strategies. Stephen has worked on complex trademark prosecution matters for clients ranging from start-ups to world famous brands and market leaders.
Stephen works with our trademark group to develop strategies to address trademark refusals and has worked on numerous successful arguments. Prior to joining Haug Partners in his current role, Stephen worked as a law clerk with the Trademark Group and gained significant experience and knowledge in relation to U.S. trademark prosecution practice.
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.