Steven Underwood


D: (201) 391-0180

M: (646) 226-4149

F: (201) 391-0180

New York Office

Practice Areas:

  • FinTech and Blockchain
  • Intellectual Property
  • Internet & eCommerce
  • Technology

Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • California (inactive)


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D.
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, B.S., Mathematics, summa cum laude
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, Ph.D., Applied Mathematics (dissertation in quantum mechanics)

Large Law Firm Experience:

  • Pennie & Edmonds
  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Steven is a registered patent attorney with nearly twenty years of experience in all aspects of patent practice, including prosecution, opinions (regarding validity, patentability, and freedom-to-operate), due diligence, licensing, and litigation. Steven has drafted and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications, for clients ranging from “Silicon Alley” startups to Fortune 500 companies.

Steven’s academic background is in mathematics and physics, which has allowed him to practice in a wide range of technical fields, including electronic, mechanical, and imaging devices; software of all types; and financial technologies.

Steven has extensive experience working with clients and firms outside the U.S., and has often traveled to Europe and Asia to speak on U.S. patent practice.

Prior to joining FisherBroyles, Steven worked for several internationally known law firms in Manhattan, and currently practices out of the firm’s New York office.