Steven Weisburd is a partner in and deputy practice leader of Dickstein Shapiro’s Intellectual Property Practice. Since 1974, Steve has concentrated in the areas of patent, trademark, copyright, and computer law. He has represented clients in litigation, licensing, the development of strategies for protection and the acquisition of intellectual property rights. He is licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and various federal and state courts. His experience in the IP field is quite diverse, and his practice covers many areas of technology, including computers, image processing, communications, piezoelectrics, finance, surveillance, and musical instruments. Among his major clients are NEC Corporation; Maidenform, Inc.; Murata Manufacturing Corporation; Verint Corporation; ICAP Management Services Ltd.; Olympus Corporation; and Yamaha Corporation.
AREAS OF CONCENTRATION
As an advisor to some of the largest international companies, he has negotiated license agreements involving hundreds of millions of dollars; litigated patent, trademark, and copyright cases before the federal courts (including the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit); structured and carried out major licensing programs that resulted in the licensing of an entire industry; and has been involved extensively in patent and trademark prosecution matters. In addition to counseling clients, Steve has been an active lecturer on numerous IP issues. For many years he was an instructor at the PLI Patent Bar Review course and is presently the national chair for PLI’s nationally presented program “Handling Intellectual Property Issues in Business Transactions.” He has presented lectures on diverse IP topics involving litigation, intellectual property management, and prosecution matters to various groups throughout the world.
Steve began his career with the Pennsylvania law firm of Seidel Gonda & Goldhammer, where he worked as an associate from 1974 to 1976. From 1977 to 2001, he worked for the New York law firm of Ostrolenk, Faber, Gerb & Soffen, LLP, where he was elected partner in 1981. He has been a partner at Dickstein Shapiro since 2002, and heads the New York Intellectual Property Practice
Areas of Focus
Intellectual Property Litigation
Intellectual Property Monetization
Intellectual Property Portfolio Development & Counseling
USPTO Contested Proceedings
University of Hartford, B.S.E.E., 1971
Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D., 1974, cum laude??
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court