Steve Gass


SawStop, LLC

Steve Gass was born in Portland, Oregon. He has an undergraduate degree in physics from Oregon State University, a PhD in physics from the University of California, San Diego, and law degree from the University of California, Berkley. Upon graduation, he became a practicing patent attorney, where he conducted patent prosecution and litigation in a variety of technologies, including medical devices, computer technology, and woodworking equipment.

Since 2000, he has been president of SawStop, LLC, where he invented and patented the technology for a table-saw safety system. He is the principal inventor on over ...

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