Bob Steinberg is a partner in the Century City office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Steinberg is 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 is a trial lawyer focusing on patent litigation in the technology sector. His matters include IP disputes involving software, semiconductors, cloud computing, communications, internet, robotics, and automation. He combines 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 (www.PTABBar.org). 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.