Robert C. Scheinfeld

Department Chair - Intellectual Property (New York) Partner

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New York

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Robert Scheinfeld is a “celebrated patent trial lawyer.”

Chambers USA 2015

Robert Scheinfeld is a first chair patent trial attorney with over thirty-four years of experience. Mr. Scheinfeld's litigation and trial representations have received numerous favorable published and unpublished district court, International Trade Commission (ITC), and Federal Circuit decisions. He also has significant experience advising on post-grant petitions and trials before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and overseeing the procurement of several extensive patent portfolios. Mr. Scheinfeld is the partner in charge of our New York office and served on the firm's Executive Committee from 2008-2014; he also is the head of New York's Intellectual Property Section and has been since 2003.

Robert Scheinfeld is a "smart lawyer" whose "high-level communication skills" make him a valuable asset for those engaged in complex patent and trade secret litigation. He is commended for his experience working across a broad range of IP issues.

Chambers USA 2017

Mr. Scheinfeld's technical experience is diverse and his representations involve a broad range of fields in the high technology industry, including semiconductors, electronics, digital cameras, LCDs, FOTA (firmware-over-the-air), cryptography, telecommunications, payment systems, including smart and RF cards, electronic commerce, software, and storage systems including flash memory and magnetic media.

From 1995 to 2017, Mr. Scheinfeld was the bimonthly patent and trademark columnist for the New York Law Journal. He has published over 100 patent and trademark-related articles addressing the current hot topics of the day. From 1991 to 1997, Mr. Scheinfeld also taught patent law as an adjunct professor of law in New York City.

Mr. Scheinfeld is also a member of the Litigation Counsel of America.

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