B.S. 1998 Chemical Engineering, Purdue University; J.D. 2006, DePaul University College of Law. Before joining Momkus McCluskey, Steve worked for Cardinal Intellectual Property, a search and examination contractor of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, where he performed prior art searches and rendered patentability opinions in a wide range of applications in areas including oil processing (both refining and drilling), biofuels, lubricants, semiconductor processing, power cells and many other areas. Prior to attending law school, Steve worked at various Mobil and Exxon Mobil facilities for approximately seven years as a process design engineer, unit engineer, and environmental advisor. Steve's various positions in industry have given him a broad understanding of industry processes, equipment, and standards. Steve is a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.