Steinberg, Bob

Bob Steinberg

Retired Partner

Bob Steinberg retired from the partnership in December 2023. Mr. Steinberg was a partner in the Century City office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Steinberg was a member of the firm's Litigation & Trial Department as well as former Global Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice and current Chair of Latham’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Practice. Mr. Steinberg’s contributions to the group’s strategic initiatives, including the development of its PTAB capabilities, were featured in an article in The Recorder, an ALM publication.

Mr. Steinberg was a trial lawyer focusing on patent litigation in the technology sector. His matters included IP disputes involving software, semiconductors, cloud computing, communications, internet, robotics, fitness equipment, and automation. He combined his years of IP litigation, IP licensing, and business experiences to provide practical and efficient outcomes litigating contentious disputes, negotiating IP transactions, and strategically helping to manage IP portfolios for many of the Fortune 100 companies. He is a founding member of the national PTAB Bar Association and was elected as the first President to the Association ( He is also a registered patent attorney.

Among his contributions to Latham’s IP Litigation group’s success, he was instrumental in establishing Latham’s PTAB Practice. The group pioneered innovative approaches to the burgeoning area of PTAB proceedings. Mr. Steinberg was recognized as an IP Trail Blazer for his efforts by The National Law Journal.

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 a California-based law firm where he was IP litigation partner and member of the Executive Committee.


  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 1986
  • BS in Systems Science Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, Moore School of Engineering, 1982
  • BS in Economics & Jerome Fisher M&T Program, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, 1982
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March 27, 2018 Recognition

Skilled in the Art: Introducing Iancu

Latham IP partner Bob Steinberg recently interviewed the new Director of the US Patent and Trademark Office, Andrei Iancu, at the annual conference of the PTAB Bar Association, which Steinberg helped to found and served as the organization's first President.