Who we are
Ditthavong, Steiner, & Mlotkowski (Formerly: Ditthavong & Steiner, P.C.) nucleus began during the dot com era when Keth Ditthavong decided to develop his own practice with the notion that he could provide a better and more customize service to clients. Keth Ditthavong asked his mentor and friend Arthur Steiner to form a firm with a global vision, with a core belief that they could provide a more customized service for a better value to its clients.
At Ditthavong, Steiner, & Mlotkowski, we treat each client as our most important, treat each employee at every level, as a valued teammate, and perform cutting-edge legal services without big firm bureaucracy. For over a decade we have followed that vision to become a leading boutique law firm with a diverse range of services, with a focus on Intellectual Property. With lawyers in offices across the United States and Asia, we are truly a nimble firm with global presence and knowledge. Our understanding of other cultures and languages enables us to counsel our clients more effectively as they compete on the world stage
We believe that our prime asset is our people, starting with the named partners. These partners have sought to nurture a firm culture not based on the strict bottom line, but on relationships and creating value for each of our clients. We’ve grown by attracting some of the most gifted and experienced lawyers, who seek to be a part of this refreshing firm model. Many of the professionals have come to us from large firms and have recognized the need for creating greater value in delivering legal services. As a result, we’ve developed a team with a level of talent and experience rarely seen in a firm of any size. Our “All Star” team includes a number of former Administrative Patent Judges, and attorneys with real-world experience in virtually every discipline—Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Biotechnology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Organic Chemistry, Bio-Chemistry, Biology, Molecular Biophysics, Physics, and Physical Chemistry.
Our clients range from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. Our knowledge of the global market, gained through our international presence, provides our clients with additional value. Our team members are versed in over 10 languages.
Our original vision remains unchanged: recruit talented individuals—one at a time—who excel at what they do and who place a premium on client service. In response to our clients’ needs, we also are expanding our services and our geographic reach.