Donald Steinberg is the chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Department, a member of the firm’s Management Committee, and a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group and FinTech Group. He joined the firm in 1994.
Mr. Steinberg’s practice focuses on advising clients on intellectual property matters, obtaining patent and trademark protection, and intellectual property litigation.
With patent advice and prosecution, Mr. Steinberg’s clients include designers and developers of analog, digital and mixed signal devices; computerized database and searching systems; operating systems; networking systems; electromechanical devices; internet-based applications and medical devices.
Mr. Steinberg has experience with patent and copyright litigation in the federal courts, involving various aspects of computer software and hardware, computer networking, electronic devices, wireless communications, video compression, semiconductor manufacturing and computer security. His recent experience includes being part of the teams that:
- filed an amicus brief in the Federal Circuit in the In re Bilski case, and was one of two amici that participated in oral argument;
- obtained summary judgment of non-infringement, and a summary affirmance by the Federal Circuit of a patent relating to electronic image storage systems;
- obtained a jury verdict of non-infringement of two patents relating to video compression, with the trial court also finding the patents unenforceable for failure to disclose them to a standards-setting organization and finding the case exceptional, findings affirmed by the Federal Circuit.
With trademark matters, Mr. Steinberg’s clients include a variety of computer software and networking systems companies, as well as clients in a variety of other fields, including management consulting and consumer products. He has extensive experience before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, including successful trials of opposition and cancelation proceedings involving medical devices and games.