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With a background in mechanical engineering and a talent for problem solving, Sten assists clients with patent prosecution.

Originally, Sten expected to have a career as an engineer, taking a position with the naval shipyard at Pearl Harbor, where he led a team tasked with implementing cold spray technology. As much as he enjoyed the work, he soon realized that he would prefer a more client-focused field with opportunities for client interaction. Sten chose to apply his engineering background to patent law and enrolled in law school.

Sten’s training as an engineer gave him a deeply analytical mindset, preparing him well for a legal career: at its core, law is about solving problems, just as engineering is. Sten quickly found that he especially enjoyed the way intellectual property law combined black and white technical expertise with legal interpretation and argument.

After a season as a summer associate at Husch Blackwell working on issues related to patent and data privacy law and general patentability, Sten joined the firm officially as a full associate. He now assists clients in a variety of industries with the preparation and prosecution of patent applications.

Known as a reliable straight shooter, Sten draws on his own experience working in engineering to understand clients’ day to day world. Clients value the ease of working with him and the excellent results he achieves.



  • J.D., University of Colorado Law School
    • Legislation and Regulation Teaching Fellow
    • Barristers’ Counsel
  • B.S., Colorado State University
    • Mechanical Engineering


  • Colorado

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • IP Inn of Court
Outside the Office

A Colorado native, he loves to ski, and in the summer, you can often find him out rafting. He was also bit by the surfing bug during his time living in Hawaii—while Denver isn’t an obvious place for this hobby, he’s discovered river surfing on artificial waves in local bodies of water.

Sten also enjoys playing as much ultimate frisbee as possible and played professionally for Colorado Summit the summer after law school.

Community Leadership

Sten has served as a volunteer coach for the women’s ultimate frisbee team at the University of Denver since 2019. He has also volunteered as a high school frisbee coach in the past.