Steven M. Hoffberg is a registered patent attorney, and partner of Ostrolenk Faber LLP, a Manhattan intellectual property law firm, representing 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, in accordance with the U.S. Constitution Article I, Section 8, the progress of science, by creating an economic distortion 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 35 patents.  He has developed technologies involving human machine interfaces, networking, telephony, security, user profiling, media content compression, recognition and analysis, telematics, cryptography, and active damping-controlled footwear.

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Contact Information

        Mr. Steven M. Hoffberg       

Telephone

(212) 596-0513

FAX

(212) 382-0888

Postal address

Ostrolenk Faber LLP

1180 Avenue of the Americas

New York, NY 10036

Electronic mail

shoffberg@ostrolenk.com