Stepan Starchenko

Associate

  • JD, Santa Clara University School of Law, 2017; Regional Finalist Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (2015); Coach for Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition (2016)
  • BA (Aerospace Engineering), University of Notre Dame, 2006; Design Engineer Materials on the International Space Station – 6 Experiment

Qualifications

  • California, 2017

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2010
  • Russian

Stepan Starchenko

Associate

Stepan Starchenko is an associate in Ropes & Gray's intellectual property litigation group. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Aerospace Engineering, Stepan spent time as a patent research analyst with Landon IP where he also participated in the USPTO’s pilot program performing searching and examination of PCT applications.

Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Stepan spent over 8 years as a Senior Intellectual Property Engineer & Patent Agent at Synaptics, Inc. While at Synaptics, his worked focused on identifying inventions relating to human interface devices and managing an extensive worldwide patent portfolio, from drafting to prosecution and enforcement strategy. Stepan’s work focused primarily on capacitive sensor design topology, analog front end and IC design, noise detection and mitigation, display and sensor integration, force and biometric sensing for opaque and transparent input devices in laptop, mobile phone, tablet, automotive and gaming systems.

Stepan is also a named inventor on U.S. Patent 9,785,217 “System and Method for Low Power Input Object Detection and Interaction.”