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Stephen A. Brookman Counsel

  • Phoenix

    D +1.602.351.8058

    F +1.602.648.7019


    2901 N. Central Avenue, Suite 2000

    Phoenix, AZ 85012-2788




Stephen Brookman drafts and prosecutes patent applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Stephen also assists clients with patent litigation disputes, inter partes review (IPR) petitions, patent infringement and validity analysis, and general commercial litigation matters.

As a former engineer and patent examiner, Stephen uses his experience and perspective to provide strategic counseling for clients where their legal and technical matters intersect. He has represented clients in a broad array of technology areas, with a particular focus in aerospace technologies, including space vehicles, satellites, and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Stephen also prepares and prosecutes patent applications for a major sporting goods company. Stephen also has represented clients in patent matters related to robotics, renewable energy, data collection systems, smart batteries, cellular communication networks, printers, window coverings, outdoor recreational equipment, agricultural equipment, explosives, and video game equipment.

Prior to practicing law, Stephen examined patent applications at the USPTO in the fields of aeronautics, astronautics, and animal husbandry and worked as an engineer supporting a line of ordnance components and energetic materials in the aerospace and defense industry. While he was a law student, he was an editor for Jurimetrics, The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology. As an undergraduate student, he enjoyed assisting graduate researchers in developing and testing robotic hardware, including as a SCUBA diver for simulated space missions.

Professional Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, 2021 - 2022

Related Employment

  • Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Patent Law Clinic, Arizona State University, Student Attorney in Patent Prosecution
  • Translational Genomics Research Institute, Legal Extern
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Patent Examiner
  • Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Company, Engineer
  • University of Maryland Space Systems Laboratory, Undergraduate Student Researcher
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Undergraduate Student Research Program




Bar and Court Admissions

  • Arizona
  • California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado


  • Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, J.D., Certificate in Law, Science, and Technology with a specialization in Intellectual Property, cum laude, 2012, Articles Editor, Jurimetrics, The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology
  • The University of Texas at Austin, Graduate Coursework in Aerospace Engineering, 2007
  • University of Maryland, B.S., Aerospace Engineering, 2006