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Steven M. Crosby

Steven M. Crosby

Feldman Law Group PC

New York, NY, USA


Prior to practicing law, Steven Crosby gained decades of experience with AT&T and Bell Laboratories as a product designer, project manager, manufacturing consultant and regulatory compliance manager. This experience prepared him to assume an industry leadership role as an effective private-sector technical advisor to, and trade negotiator for, the U.S. Government in North American Free Trade Agreement, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, U.S.-E.U. Mutual Recognition Agreement, Free Trade Area of the Americas and U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board. He was twice commended by the United States Trade Representative for strategy, leadership and participation in U.S. delegations worldwide.

Thereafter, Mr. Crosby began his practice of law by structuring, drafting and negotiating large-scale service contract deals for NTT America, Inc. while managing NTT’s regulatory reporting affairs. He then brought this unique array of skills and experience to the Feldman Law Group’s practice of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition, false advertising, fashion, jewelry, computer and Internet law.

Since joining the firm, Mr. Crosby has obtained a wide variety of patents and registrations of trademarks and copyrights for his clients. He drafts opinions and conducts due diligence investigations for clients. He also counsels clients on intellectual property transactional matters and drafts and negotiates settlement, licensing, assignment and other agreements tailored to meet his clients’ individual needs.

On the litigation front, Mr. Crosby has represented plaintiffs and defendants in many complex patent, trademark and copyright cases and works closely with clients and their insurers to effectively resolve disputes. As lead counsel for Star Athletica, LLC, e.g., he led a large team of talented attorneys and experts in the seminal SCOTUS copyright case Star Athletica LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc. et al, which yielded a simplified Test for Separability under the Useful Article Doctrine and a critical holding for Star Athletica that any potential scope of copyrights in Varsity’s cheerleading uniform design features could not prevent against even identical copying of the “shape, cut and dimensions” of the uniforms at issue. On remand, the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee issued a judgment for Star Athletica, LLC against Varsity Brands, Inc. et al.

Steven M. Crosby is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Latest Developments in the Protection of Fashion Brands - Fashion and Retail Law 2018: Trends and Developments, Wednesday, May 02, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Latest Developments in the Protection of Fashion Brands - Latest Developments in the Protection of Fashion Brands, Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Latest Developments in the Protection of Fashion Brands - Latest Developments in the Protection of Fashion Brands, Wednesday, May 02, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Latest Developments in the Protection of Fashion Brands - Latest Developments in the Protection of Fashion Brands, Wednesday, May 02, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Fashion and Retail Law 2018: Trends and Developments, Tuesday, May 08, 2018, New York, NY
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