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Education

University of Nevada, Reno

B.A., Political Science and a minor in Law, 2008
  • High Distinction
  • Dean’s list, all eligible semesters
  • Two Term Associate Student Body Senator
  • President of the Honors Society
  • Member of Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Order of Omega
  • President of the Hockey Team-won a Division II NCRHA National championship

University of San Diego School of Law

J.D., 2011
  • Outstanding oral argument award McLennon Moot Court Tournament
  • Cali Award IP Business and Strategies
  • Sweet 16- Tulane University Sports Law Moot Court Tournament
  • 1L Representative for the Student Bar Association
  • Executive Member of Moot Court Board
  • Director of Law School Softball

Steven A. Caloiaro

Of Counsel

Overview

Steven Caloiaro is Of Counsel in Dickinson Wright’s Reno office. Steven is an intellectual property litigator with an emphasis on patent and trademark law. Steven has substantial experience in all phases of patent litigation, including fact and expert discovery, drafting claim construction summary judgment and appellate briefs.

Steven works with several clients in the emerging online gaming industry, serving as external IP counsel and managing large-scale patent portfolios, including multi-million dollar sale negotiations. Steven provides strategic counsel on trademark protection, prepares and prosecutes trademark applications, enforces intellectual property rights, and litigates patent infringement matters. He also helps clients navigate proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), including settling inter partes review cases before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).

As an undergrad, he worked for the Washoe County Commission, the United States Attorney’s Office, and a United States Senator. Steven also helped lead the University of Nevada to a National Collegiate Roller Hockey Association Championship.

Prominent Assignments

Received a $15 million dollar judgment against a repeat foreign counterfeiter infringing upon client’s intellectual property. 

Negotiated a $2 million dollar sale of patent portfolio to a major gaming manufacturer

Settled a patent infringement case for nuisance value after the plaintiff asserted damages in excess of tens of millions of dollars

Participated in and favorably settled two IPR’s after having achieved institution on behalf of the petitioner

External in-house IP counsel for an emerging online gaming company that recently went public and has completed over $250 million in acquisitions

Served as counsel on patent case defending the action on summary Judgment on 102(b) on sale bar

Lead the defense on a multi-million dollar patent litigation, and settled the case favorably for nuisance value.

Prosecuted and managed a trademark portfolio of over 300 marks.

Representative Clients

  • SATA GmbH
  • NYX Gaming Group
  • Gaming Partners International
  • Safe Securities LP
  • SEUS Corp
  • Southwest Behavioral Solutions

Community Involvement

  • Washoe County Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Reno-Tahoe Young Professionals Network
  • Chapter Counselor for Sigma Phi Epsilon Nevada Alpha

Publications/Presentations

  • Author, “Here, there or everywhere: Patent Venue post TC Heartland,” Northern Nevada Law Journal, November 2, 2017.
  • Author “Federal Circuit Court of Appeals Limits Common Sense in Obviousness Determinations in Patent Claims” LAW 360 September 9, 2016.
  • Author “Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That: How Sweet Brown’s New Viral Video Seeks to Expand the Bounds of Secondary Intellectual Property Rights.” Watson Rounds Client Alert, April 12, 2013.
  • Presenter “Playing By the Rules” CLE Ethics Presentation, UNLV Law School, December 13, 2016.
  • Presenter “IP and Bankruptcy collide” CLE Presentation for the Northern Nevada Bankruptcy Bar Association, May, 2017.

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court District of Nevada
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit