Steven M. Hoffberg is of counsel to Tully Rinckey PLLC, in its Manhattan office.  Mr. Hoffberg is a member of the Bars of New York and Connecticut, Patent Bar, and is admitted to practice before both federal and state courts, including the United States Supreme Court and the United States Appeals Court for the Federal Circuit.

Mr. Hoffberg attended the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, NY, graduating with a J.D. Magna cum Laude, where he was a member of the Law Review.  Mr. Hoffberg holds an M.S.E.E. from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, specializing in Automated Control Systems (Dr. Michael Danchak, thesis advisor, Electrical Engineering, thesis topic: “Computerized Hazardous Gas Monitoring System); an S.M. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Human Nutrition and Metabolism (Dr. Robert Langer, thesis advisor, Biochemical Engineering, thesis topic: "Immobilized Heparinase Blood Filter" (Published in Science, Dr. Robert Linhardt, Post Doc mentor), an S.B. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Applied Biology (Dr. Richard J. Wurtman and Dr. John Fernstrom, advisors, Laboratory of Neural and Endocrine Regulation, thesis topic: "System for Monitoring Rat Food Consumption").  Mr. Hoffberg also spent three years in the University of Connecticut Medical School, Farmington, CT, M.D. Program (Special Project: “Functional Electrical Stimulation of Quadraplegics Employing Electromyographic Control Input”).

Mr. Hoffberg specializes in Patent, Trademark, Computer law, Technology Transfer and Licensing, Internet and other technological issues, for both large and small entities.  Mr. Hoffberg assists entrepreneurs in many aspects of startup businesses, including employment agreements, consulting agreements, licenses and technology transfer, corporate structuring, technology development and outsourcing, and marketing.  Mr. Hoffberg also works with mature companies to develop and implement intellectual property strategies.  Where necessary, Mr. Hoffberg represents clients in Federal and State courts before which he is admitted, and before regulatory bodies. Prior to becoming an attorney, he worked in engineering and engineering management, and gained experience in both practical engineering and business.

Mr. Hoffberg has counseled clients in all phases of strategic planning of technologies and protection of intellectual property, including prosecution, licensing, enforcement, and litigation.  In the course of his work, he has litigated a number of significant intellectual property disputes and represented independent inventors, startup ventures, and mid- and large size corporations in patent, trademark, copyright, domain name dispute, antitrust and general commercial litigation.  Mr. Hoffberg's present practice emphasizes obtaining comprehensive protection for technologies, settlement of disputes, and internal development and licensing of technologies.

Mr. Hoffberg is named inventor on a number of patents in the fields of telematics, wireless ad hoc networking, image and audio signal processing, human computer user interface design, multimedia devices, user preference profile based systems, cryotherapy, and  refrigeration.  Patents directed to these and other technologies remain pending.

As a result of his varied experiences, Mr. Hoffberg has technical expertise in a wide variety of areas, including heavy machinery, mechanical power transmission devices, control systems, sensors, data acquisition systems, microcomputers, complex electromechanical and microelectromechanical devices, digital signal processing, computer operating systems, computer networks, ad hoc network theory, probability theory, wavelet domain signal processing, iterated function systems (fractals), game theory and auctions, image processing, pattern recognition, telematics, multimedia systems, telemetry and communications technologies, semiconductor devices and fabrication, lasers, analog and digital circuit design, consumer electronics, refrigeration technologies, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, chemical engineering, nucleoside pharmacology, antioxidants, redox pharmaceuticals, virology, AIDS and HIV, organic and inorganic chemistry, silicone chemistry, immobilized enzymes, biomedical devices, surgical devices, endoscopic systems, paper making machinery, and plain paper printing.