Stephen E. Pulley


Mr. Pulley received his J.D. from the J. Reuben Clark Law School, where he graduated cum laude, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.  Prior to working at TraskBritt, Mr. Pulley was a Diffusion Engineer at Micron Technology, Inc., where he studied, maintained, and enhanced semiconductor manufacturing in an advanced microchip fabrication facility.

During law school, Mr. Pulley received first place in the Kilpatrick Townsend Award for Intellectual Property Writing and Scholarship. Mr. Pulley served as a Senior Editor of the BYU Education & Law Journal and as president of the school’s Student Intellectual Property Law Association (SIPLA).

Areas of Special Expertise

  • Composite materials and aerospace structures
  • Infringement, validity and enforceability evaluations
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Oil and gas exploration and production technologies
  • Patent and technology portfolio assesments and audits
  • Patentability evaluations
  • Semiconductor device design and fabrication

Prior Professional Experience

  • Teachers Assistant, Machine Design Course at BYU
  • Engineering Intern, Lockheed Martin
  • Engineer, Micron Technology Inc.


  • J. Reuben Clark Law School, J.D.
  • Brigham Young University, B.S., Mechanical Engineering

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Utah Bar

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Utah
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Utah

Community and Professional Organizations

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)


  • Stephen Pulley, Comment, An “Exclusive” Application of an Abstract Idea: Clarification of Patent-Eligible Subject Matter After Bilski v. Kappos, 2011 BYU L. Rev. 1223 (2011)