Stephen Akerley – Mintz

Steve is a seasoned intellectual property trial lawyer who has successfully represented clients in District Courts across the United States, the US International Trade Commission and international tribunals.

His practice emphasizes patent litigation, representing patent owners and accused infringers in cases involving telecommunications, semiconductors, software, and biotech diagnostics. His experience handling both enforcement and defense representations informs his approach to developing and deploying successful strategies for his clients.

Clients have entrusted Steve to handle cases against some of the biggest technology companies in the world, enforcing patent owner rights and helping them to secure individual settlements of more than a hundred million dollars.

He has been listed among the top IP litigators in Silicon Valley by The Legal 500 and has also been recognized multiple times as one of the Top 50 IP litigators in California by the Daily Journal. He was also previously recognized by the National Law Journal as one of the top “40 Under 40” litigators in the country.


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