Bob Steinberg is a partner resident in both the Los Angeles and Silicon Valley offices of Latham & Watkins and is a member of the Litigation Department. Mr. Steinberg is a former global Co-Chair of the firm's Intellectual Property Practice. His practice focuses primarily on disputes involving patents, trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights and DMCA matters relating to software, semiconductors, internet and related computer technologies. He represents many of the largest high-profile software (including gaming), internet and semiconductor companies, such as such as Adobe, AU Optronics (AUO), Sony, and Symantec. Mr. Steinberg is also a registered patent attorney.
Mr. Steinberg has continuously been recognized as a leading lawyer by The Legal 500 and Chambers USA. He was most recently recognized as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property by The American Lawyer. Mr. Steinberg was named among the 2012 Who’s Who for Intellectual Property Law by Los Angeles Business Journal and among the top IP litigators in California by The Daily Journal in 2011.Mr. Steinberg was particularly cited for his representation of the Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust in a dispute with a defendant who claimed to possess long-lost negatives created by the famous nature photographer – which the Trust maintained were not authentic. Mr. Steinberg assisted AMD secure a US$1.25 billion worldwide settlement in a patent, contract and antitrust dispute with Intel.
Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Steinberg worked as the Chairman and CEO of xSides Corporation, a developer of desktop security software. He also spent 11 years at Irell & Manella where he was partner and member of the Executive Committee.