Stephen Smetana


Registered Patent Attorney

Steve specializes in the fields of biomedical, medical devices and mechanical devices. He is well-versed in all aspects of the patent process, having performed over 1,000 searches. More specifically, Steve searches patentability, invalidity and FTO/clearance for all areas of medical devices, including but not limited to: bone, dental and vertebral implants, glucose/analyte monitoring, imaging and surgical equipment and medical tools, just to name a few. His expertise also includes agricultural searches involving farm equipment such as seeders and seeding. In addition, Steve’s industry work includes developing a monitor for SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome).
Steve earned his J.D. from the Chicago-Kent College of Law and his B.S. in biomedical engineering from the University of Iowa. He is currently registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office as well as a member of the Illinois State Bar.

Contact Information

847.905.7122   phone

847.563.5541   direct

847.905.7123   fax


Life Sciences


J.D. Chicago-Kent College of Law
B.S. Biomedical Engineering University of Iowa


USPTO Registered Patent Attorney
Illinois State Bar