About Bachmann Law Group

About Us

Bachmann Law Group is a law firm located in Silicon Valley specializing in intellectual property (IP) law. Our team of IP professionals is passionate about what we do and provides expertise while developing a close relationship with each client. We take pride in providing personalized attention and world-class IP legal services to each and every client.

Steve Bachmann

Steve Bachmann is the founder of Bachmann Law Group and specializes in patent and intellectual property matters.  For over 15 years, Steve‘s practice has focused on using domestic and international intellectual property acquisition, enforcement, and licensing to provide individualized intellectual property counseling and strategies that are tailored to each client’s business goals.

Steve counsels clients on prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent and trademark applications, implementing trade secret programs, and global enforcement and defense of his client’s patents. He has represented clients in all aspects of patent development, including acceleration, reissue, reexamination, appeals, and post-grant review. Steve also counsels clients on intellectual property (IP) portfolio development and strategy, licensing and technology transfer negotiation and drafting, open source, competitor IP analysis and investigations, IP related due diligence, and providing opinion letters regarding non-infringement and invalidity.

Steve has a broad range of substantial experience in technology including Internet architecture, application server architecture, cloud-based computing systems, encryption and network security, Internet and casino gaming technology, semiconductor materials, devices and fabrication, laser systems, optical systems, VoIP, antennas, propagation and wireless technologies, digital signal processing, power and battery systems, energy systems, control systems, artificial intelligence, computer systems, peripherals, architecture, and components, memory storage systems, clean technology, solar power systems, nano-technology, medical devices and other areas of software and hardware.‎

Prior to working in the legal field, Steve worked as a Design Engineer with National Semiconductor in Santa Clara, CA, where he designed integrated circuits in the company’s Audio Technology Group. Steve lives in the Bay Area and enjoys biking, swimming, movies and cooking for his wife and son.

Membership and Affiliations

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office, Registered Patent Attorney
  • State Bar of California, Intellectual Property Section, Member
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Member

Court Admissions

  • California Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit



Publications and Media
Speaking Engagements
  • Speaker, “Best Practices for IP Protection of Artificial Intelligence Technology,” Global Artificial Intelligence Conference, Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, January 20, 2017
  • Featured Panelist, “USPTO subject matter eiligiblity and Alice,” USPTO – Patent Subject Matter Eligibility: Roundtable 2, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, December 2016
  • Speaker, “Patentability of Software,” Bay Area Intellectualy Property Group, meetup.com, Cupertino, CA, September 2016
  • Speaker, “Trade Secrets for Technology Company Executives,” Bay Area Intellectualy Property Group, meetup.com, Cupertino, CA, October 2016
  • Speaker, “Strategies for Patenting Antennas and Wireless Technologies,” IEEE Antenna and Propagation Society, Santa Clara Valley Chapter, May 2013‎
  • Speaker, “The Big Five – Patent Filings Reveal the Hottest Upcoming Areas in Nanotech Commercialization,” IEEE NANO Conference, Portland, OR, August 2011
  • Speaker, “Trends in Power and Energy Commercialization based on Patent Filings and Grants,” San Francisco Power & Energy Society (PES), San Francisco, CA, August 2011
  • Speaker, “Protecting Your Intellectual Property Abroad – Patent Protection in Europe,” Connectivity Week, San Jose, CA, May 2011
  • Speaker, “Understanding the Basics of US Patent Law” and “Preparing U.S. Patent Applications,” US Patent Practice for Paralegals Seminar, Half Moon Seminars, June 2008
  • Speaker, “Patent Cooperation Treaty Practice,” International Patent Practice for Paralegals Seminar, Half Moon Seminars, June 2003