Intellectual property strategy, licensing and contracts, litigation, patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets
Steve Sereboff is recognized as a premiere intellectual property strategist. Clients rely on Steve not only for great patents, they also depend on his economic and business acumen to guide their decisions on what to patent and where. Steve’s clients rely on him for pragmatic advice on managing corporate risks arising from IP. He regularly advises clients on how to leverage their IP rights, and how to avoid claims of infringing others’ IP rights.
Steve Sereboff has specialized in intellectual property law since 1991. His practice includes licensing and contracts, patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. He holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, and had seven years of experience in the computer software business before earning his law degree from Boston University. While at Boston University, Mr. Sereboff founded Boston University’s Technology, Science and Law Association, and was employed by MIT to negotiate and manage software licenses. His technical expertise includes many aspects of computers (both software and hardware) and myriad electronic and electrical devices, their operation and manufacture.
Admitted to the Bar
California, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
University of Maryland, B.S.E.E., 1986
Boston University, J.D., 1991
Steve’s opinion was sought and Steve was quoted in the following high-tech patent news stories.
An Update on the Law of Patent Infringement in the U.S.
American Bar Association, 09/07/2011
Patent Litigation Weekly: Who is Driving the False-Marking Frenzy?
Law.com, May 31, 2010
Software theft hits Solid Oak
Pacific Coast Business Times, June 19, 2009
‘Patent Assassins’ ad stirs reform debate
EE Times, April 21, 2009
Court rulings usher in new era of patent reform
The Southeast Texas Record, April 1, 2009
Patent reform bill works its way through Senate, again
The Southeast Texas Record, March 26, 2009
Patent ‘trolls’ upended in East Texas
The Southeast Texas Record, March 19, 2009
Ward at center of flight-plan change in Texas ‘rocket docket’
The Southeast Texas Record, March 3, 2009
Upper court ruling could mean slow burn for Texas ‘rocket docket’
The Southeast Texas Record, February 23, 2009
- A New Bright Line Rule for Electronics Patents – A “Circuit” is more than a “Means” (published in Japanese)
- Sinking Submarines from the Depths of the PTO Sea, IP Today (November, 2002)
- Recordation of Security Interests in IP Rights, Intellectual Property Today (May, 2000)
- New Requirements in Patent Marking and Notice, Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society (October, 1994)
- The Law of Marking and Notice Further Developed by the Federal Circuit: The Amsted Case, The Law Works (August, 1994)
- Intellectual Property Issues Facing Japanese Companies Acquiring American Businesses, International Legal Strategy, (September 15, 1993) (published in Japanese)
- Case Note: Matsushita v. Justsystem, Intellectual Property Today, (June, 2006)
- New Opportunities and New Worries in Online Branding, Intellectual Property Today, (January, 2016)
- Intellectual Property Fundamentals for Startup Investments, C-suite Advisory, (January 2017)