Don Steinberg’s practice focuses on advising clients on intellectual property matters, obtaining patent and trademark protection, intellectual property litigation, and post-grant proceedings before the Patent and Trademark Office. His clients include designers and developers of microprocessors and other analog, digital and mixed signal devices; networking systems; video games; internet-based applications; computer security; financial services; 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.
He has worked on numerous contested proceedings within the Patent Office, including inter partes review (IPR), covered business method (CBM), and ex parte and inter partes re-examination proceedings representing both petitioners and patent owners.