Steven M. Hoffberg is a registered patent attorney, and Of Counsel and head of the patent department at Tully Rinckey PLLC, and through that firm, epresenting clients in all aspects of intellectual property law, as well as being engaged in Research and Development, protection of intellectual property, strategic investment in new technologies, and technology transfer, including acquisition and licensing of valuable technologies, often at an early stage. 

Mr. Hoffberg is also an active inventor. Some of his projects include Consumer Electronics/User Interfaces, Telematics, and an intelligent semi-automatic Door Closer.  Each of these projects represents an example of a synergy between engineering principles and strategic intellectual property protection, to capture the value of the technology.  A key reason to protect intellectual property is to permit, control over the exploitation of a technology in a market, by creating an impediment to competition that encourages investment in technology, with the hope that the technology will be adopted for the betterment of our society. Of course, the patent system provides an incentive for inventors, but that incentive is but a small part of the patent scheme.  The bigger picture is that investors, be they entrepreneurs, business managers, or purely financial risk takers, seek a reasonable return on investment.  That return must be compensated for time and risk. By providing a period of exclusive use for the patent holder, the patent system permits the patent holder to establish an economic model that increases the return on investment over an unrestricted supply, and reduces the risk of competition.

Mr. Hoffberg is available to assist companies in developing their concepts, products, and intellectual property strategies, either as counsel or technologist.

Mr. Hoffberg is an advocate of inventor's rights, and submitted an Amicus Curiae brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in eBay v. MercExchange, favoring the normal imposition of an injunction after an adjudication of infringement.

Mr. Hoffberg also consults in the field of strategic intellectual property development, and assists in building value for enterprises by leveraging proprietary technologies and intellectual assets.  He applies his technical and legal expertise to solve problems, and immerses himself in the relevant issues confronting clients.  Mr. Hoffberg is named inventor of over 90.  He has developed technologies involving human machine interfaces, networking, telephony, security, user profiling, media content compression, recognition and analysis, telematics, cryptography, active damping-controlled footwear, intelligent door hardware, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), etc.

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Contact Information

        Mr. Steven M. Hoffberg       

Telephone

(914) 949-2300

Address

Tully Rinckey PLLC

777 Third Avenue

New York, NY 10017

Email

shoffberg@tullylegal.com