Robert C. Scheinfeld


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New York

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Robert Scheinfeld is a first chair patent trial attorney with over thirty-nine years of experience. His litigation and trial representations have received numerous favorable published and unpublished district court, International Trade Commission (ITC), and Federal Circuit decisions.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.

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. He was firmwide IP Department Chair from 2019-2023, and a member of the firm's Executive Committee from 2008-2014 and from 2019-2023 , the firm's New York IP Department Chair from 2003-2018, and was the New York Partner-In-Charge from 2014-2020.

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