Steven J. Moore

Partner

  • Education: University of Connecticut, cum laude, B.S./B.S. • University of Mississippi Medical Center, magna cum laude, Ph.D. • University of Connecticut School of Law, magna cum laude, J.D.
  • Admitted: State of CT, 1989 • State of NY, 1993 • State of CA, 1996
  • Year joined: 2015
  • Year became partner: 2015

Overview

Steven’s practice focuses on intellectual property enforcement and defense, including court and administrative action –patent office proceedings (ex parte patent reexaminations, inter partes patent review, trademark oppositions) and ITC. He is also experienced in procurement, licensing, due diligence and counseling, involving diverse intellectual property issues including advertising compliance, anti-counterfeiting, copyrights, domain names, grey goods, patents (utility and design), privacy and data protection, trade dress, trade secrets and trademarks. His litigation and administrative challenge practice has been diverse, running the gamut of technologies involving biotechnology, chemical, electrical, fashion, Hatch-Waxman, mechanical device, medical device and software matters. Steve also carries with him in-house experience, having been the Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for a joint venture ($1.5 billion in sales) between two large pharmaceutical companies.

In addition to Connecticut, New York and California, Steve is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit and several US District Courts (Connecticut, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and D.C. Circuit).

Publications and speaking engagements

  • Speaker, "Key Patent and IP Issues in M&A Transactions," Continuing Legal Education course to members of Association of the Corporate Counsel-San Diego chapter, San Diego, CA, February 18, 2016.
  • Author, "The New Patent Extortionist," Inside Counsel, November 5, 2015.
  • Author, "Financial and Emotional Costs Are Considerably Less When IP Planning Is a Part of the Earlier Developmental Stages," Inside Counsel, September 2, 2015.
  • Author, "A Big Change in the ANDA Litigation Paradigm," Lex Machina’s Legal Analytics, September 2014.
  • Speaker, "Of Prior Art and Double Patenting: Exploring the Dichotomy Between the Federal Circuit and PTO on Obvious Findings and the Potential Impact of the Goodlatte Bill on Double-Patenting Type Obviousness," ACI’s Eighth Annual Paragraph IV Disputes, New York, April 2014.
  • Author, "Identifying the Real Patent Extortionists: A Review of the Extortionist Demand Letter," IPWatchdog.com, April 2014.
  • Author, "The Small Practicing Entity Bears the Brunt of USPTO IPR Challenge Procedures," IPWatchdog.com, December 2013.
  • Author, "What New Patent Legislation Portends for the Small Entity Patent Filer," IPWatchdog.com, December 2013.
  • Speaker, "Patent Law for Non-Patent Lawyers," New York City Bar, New York, December 2013
  • Panelist, "Non-Practicing Entities," CTIC Patent Reform Conference Patent Reform: Theoretical Propositions and Factual Foundations, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, December 2013.
  • Author, "Part 2 - The AIA: A Boon for David or Goliath?" IPWatchdog.com, August 2013.
  • Author, "Part 1 - The AIA: A Boon for David of Goliath?" IPWatchdog.com August 2013.
  • Author, "Part 5 - A Fractured Fairy Tale: Patent Troll Epilogue," IPWatchdog.com, August 2013.
  • Author, "Part 4 - A Fractured Fairy Tale: More Patent Troll Myths,” IPWatchdog.com, August 2013.
  • Author, "Part 3- A Fractured Fairy Tale: More Patent Troll Myths,” IPWatchdog.com, July 2013.
  • Author, "Part 2 - A Fractured Fairy Tale: Probing 10 Patent Troll Myths,” IPWatchdog.com, July 2013.
  • Author, "Part 1 - A Fractured Fairy Tale: Separating Fact & Fiction on Patent Trolls,” IPWatchdog.com, July 2013.
  • Speaker, "Examining New Rulings in Inducement of Infringement and Divided Infringement and Their Application to Method Claims in Hatch-Waxman Litigation," ACI’s Seventh Annual Paragraph IV Disputes, New York, May 2013.
  • Speaker, "The New Reexamination Procedures in the United States," Intellectual Property Rights Conference, Bangalore, India, January 2013.
  • Speaker, "Inequitable Conduct Post-Therasense and How It Impacts Life Cycle Planning," 13th Annual Maximizing Pharmaceutical Patent Life Cycles Event, New York, October 2012.
  • Speaker, "Patent v. Antitrust Law in the 21st Century," New York City Bar, New York, June 2012.
  • Panelist, "New Standards in Inequitable Conduct Post-Therasense: Ethical Considerations for Paragraph IV Cases," ACI’s Sixth Annual Paragraph IV Disputes, New York, April 2012.
  • Moderator, "Damages and Injunctions: Exploring the Consequences and Conundrums of Launching at Risk," ACI’s Fifth Anniversary Edition Paragraph IV Disputes, New York, May 2011.
  • Author, " Winning the Battle But Losing the War: Does Ease in Obtaining Declaratory Judgment Jurisdiction After Hewlett-Packard Company v. Acceleron, LLC Benefit Anyone?" The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, February 2010.
  • Speaker, " Factoring Recent Local Patent Rule Changes, Jurisdictional Considerations and Patent Reform Legislation into Your Litigation Strategy," ACI’s Third Annual Paragraph IV Disputes, New York, April 2009.
  • Panelist, "Constructing, Adjusting, and Executing a Pharmaceutical Patent Life Cycle Management Plan," 9th Annual Maximizing Pharmaceutical Patent Life Cycles Conference, New York, October 2008.
  • Author, " The Tafas Lawsuit: Stopping the USPTO's Burdensome Rules," The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, June 2008.
  • Speaker, "How to Align Your Pharma Patent Portfolio with Recent Supreme Court decisions and the New USPTO Regulations," The Center for Business Intelligence webinar series, New York, October 2007.
  • Panelist, "Constructing, Adjusting, and Executing a Pharmaceutical Patent Life Cycle Management Plan," 9th Annual Maximizing Pharmaceutical Patent Life Cycles Conference, New York, October 2008.
  • Panelist, "KSR and Obviousness," 8th Annual Maximizing Pharmaceutical Patent Life Cycles conference, New York, October 2007.
  • Panelist, "Expert Insights on Hatch-Waxman Litigation Strategies for Brand Names and Generics," ACI Paragraph IV Disputes, April 2007.

 

Memberships

  • American Intellectual Property Association
  • New York Intellectual Property Association
  • City Bar of New York
  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Westchester/Fairfield County Corporate Counsel Association, Intellectual Property Committee, Co-Chair

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