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Stephen R. Tkacs

Mr. Tkacs has nearly 30 years of patent-related experience including serving as a Primary Patent Examiner and as a Patent Agent. Stephen has experience examining patent applications in the broad field of computer related inventions, including such fields as business methods, games and gaming, seismology, computerized tomography, physiological monitoring, natural language, and teaching systems. He has patent preparation and prosecution experience in the fields of computer applications, computer architecture, networking, integrated circuit design, artificial intelligence, medical applications of computer technology, and various other electrical, mechanical, and computer-based technologies.

Professional Background

  • 2022 – Present - Hickman Becker Bingham Ledesma LLP
  • 2000 – 2022 - Texas Law Firms
  • 1992-2000 - United States Patent and Trademark Office – Arlington, VA


  • 1991, B.S. Computer Engineering, Minor in Computer Science - University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI


  • United States Patent & Trademark Office – 2000