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Stephen provides clients with comprehensive strategies on intellectual property law issues impacting their businesses.

Stephen specializes in IP strategy, protection, and enforcement, and has developed strategies for protecting billions of dollars’ worth of client sales. He uses a deep understanding of his clients’ businesses to leverage patent and trademark law and solve business issues. He works with many international clients, managing worldwide IP portfolios and foreign and domestic litigations.

Stephen has appeared in many dozens of contested matters in federal district courts and courts of appeals throughout the country, as well as administrative bodies such as the International Trade Commission (ITC), the PTAB, and the TTAB. He has a proven track record of successfully litigating cases with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake.

He has prepared and prosecuted thousands of patent applications in technologies such as computer/Internet, electronics, robotics, materials, medical devices, food services, biotech/pharma, power generation, green technology, and consumer products. His trademark practice includes a vast array of trademark enforcement and anti-counterfeiting policing for brand owners in industries such as fashion, software, biotech, and consumer products. He is regularly engaged for opinion work, including for non-infringement and invalidity issues, as well as licensing and IP due diligence for mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to entering private practice, Stephen worked as a software designer/developer for a pioneering Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company.




  • New England Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation, 2022


  • J.D., Vermont Law School
  • IPSI, University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law
  • B.S., University of Vermont
    • Computer Science


  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Federal Bar Association
  • International Trademark Association
  • Upsilon Pi Upsilon, International Honor Society for the Computing and Information Disciplines

*Stephen works remotely and is licensed in Connecticut, practicing in Stamford. Contact Stephen via email or phone for in-person/virtual meetings. Use our Boston office address for mail/deliveries.

When I worked at a boutique, I had to manage everything from human resources to firm finances. Now I can focus more on client relationships, legal strategy, and business development.

News Releases | November 14, 2022
Husch Blackwell Adds Two Partners to Its Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation Group
Husch Blackwell is pleased to announce that Stephen Ball and Chris Erker have joined the firm's Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation business unit as partners.
Community Leadership
  • Vermont Law and Graduate School, Board Member
  • Fraunces Tavern Museum, Law Committee