Steven M. Pappas is a student associate in Sterne Kessler’s Electronics Practice Group, specializing in software, database, and financial technologies. Steve’s practice focuses on patent office litigation and patent prosecution. Steve has been involved in more than a dozen post-grant proceedings (inter partes review and covered business method review proceedings) before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, representing both patent owners and petitioners.
Prior to joining Sterne Kessler, Steve worked as a financial technology consultant at GFT USA, where he specialized in the implementation and customization of portfolio accounting systems for hedge funds and prime brokerage firms. He also worked as a software engineer for ZocDoc, where he developed and monitored internal automation tools to improve overall continuous integration efforts.