A. Steven Nugent IV

Of Counsel


  • University of Florida,


  • Georgia Institute of Technology,

    B.S., Mechanical Engineering

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bar admissions

  • Georgia
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
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Steven Nugent is a member of Thomas|Horstemeyer’s prosecution section. Steven specializes in drafting and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications and has extensive experience counseling clients of all sizes, from Fortune 500 companies and “Unicorns” to individual inventors and startups. He routinely advises clients on developing strategies for using patents and other forms of intellectual property to protect their inventions and other intellectual capital.

Steven has drafted and secured the allowance of hundreds of patent applications in a variety of technology areas, including complex mechanical and medical devices, recycling systems, fitness equipment, polymer processing, computer systems and software, artificial intelligence/machine learning, and business methods, among others.

A significant part of Steven’s practice involves developing strategies for designing intellectual property programs tailored to the needs of particular clients and executing and implementing those programs according to each client’s business needs.

Steven received his J.D., with honors, from the University of Florida and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, with highest honors, from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Steven is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and in Georgia.

Representative Technologies

  • Mechanical devices; medical devices; manufacturing processes; computer software; cloud computing; artificial intelligence; business methods.

professional activities

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Atlanta Bar – Intellectual Property Section
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