Steven M. Greenberg
areas of practice
Patent, Trademark and Copyright Prosecution (Head of Practice)
Intellectual Property Licensing and Counseling
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Intellectual Property
J.D., University of Florida
B.S. Electrical Engineering, Columbia University
B.A. Economics, Columbia University
Graduate Studies in Computer Science, University of Florida
admitted to practice
Florida; Maine; District of Columbia; United States Patent and Trademark Office
Mr. Greenberg's practice focuses on intellectual property rights with an emphasis on patent, trademark, and copyright prosecution; intellectual property due diligence in private equity and mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property law opinions; technology transfer transactions such as drafting and negotiating licenses, confidentiality agreements and technology development agreements; and strategic IP consulting. As a unique aspect of Mr. Greenberg's practice, Mr. Greenberg provides full service concierge services from concept to manufacturing of plastic and metal fabricated articles both domestically and overseas with a special emphasis on China, Korea and Israel.
In respect specifically to patent rights, as a member of the bar of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Mr. Greenberg has written and/or prosecuted well over three-thousand (3,000) new mechanical, electro-mechanical, electrical/electronic, medical device, Internet and software-related patent applications, both domestically and internationally.
Mr. Greenberg's practice includes publicly-traded institutional clients, mid-range established concerns, academic institutions, and start-ups.
Mr. Greenberg has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Florida, Levin College of Law where he taught computer law and intellectual property. Mr. Greenberg also has lectured for the American Bar Association, the Florida Bar, the University of Florida, the University of Miami, the University of Central Florida, Florida Atlantic University and Nova Southeastern University, and the Association of University Technology Managers, on topics which range from Software Patents to Trademark Dilution to Cybersquatting to the unlawful acquisition of music, motion pictures and software over the Internet. Mr. Greenberg also has advised presidential candidates, foreign governments and the leadership of both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate on matters of patent practice in the United States.
In 1999, Mr. Greenberg was appointed to Florida Governor Jeb Bush's Internet Task Force. While a member of the Internet Task Force, Mr. Greenberg drafted legislation addressing the issues of cyberpiracy, the on-line protection of children and the Internet transmission of child pornography. In 2007, Mr. Greenberg was appointed to the Florida International University Board of Advisors to the Pino Family School of Entrepreneurship. In both 2002 and 2011, Mr. Greenberg was named Pro-Bono Attorney of the Year for providing pro-bono legal services in the field of intellectual property law to non-profit organizations in South Florida.
Mr. Greenberg's publications include Internet Law (Lorman 1998), Software Copyright (Lorman 1998), "Trade Secrets and the Internet" in J. Rodman Steele, Protecting Corporate Trade Secrets (Matthew Bender 1999), E-Commerce Patent Protection (AUTM 2001), Hollywood Online! (Florida Bar 2002), Copyright Law Boot Camp (NBI 2002), Intellectual Property Law and the Internet (NBI 2002), Building an E-Commerce Foundation in Florida (NBI 2003), " Safeguards Relating to Employee Access to Electronic Communications" in J. Rodman Steele, Protecting Corporate Trade Secrets (Matthew Bender 2003), and "The Inconsistent Treatment of Computer Software as Patentable Subject Matter" in the Journal of Technology Law and Policy, Vol. 11, Issue 1 (University of Florida 2006).
Seventeen-year member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE); American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA); American Bar Association (ABA) - IP Law Section - Committee 701 – Computer and Internet Legislation, Case Law Update Subcommittee (Co-Chair 2004-2006), Committee 705 – Computer and Internet Legislation (Chair - 2006-2007).