Robert J. Schoenberg is Of Counsel in the Firm’s Intellectual Property Group.
He has represented numerous companies in patent, copyright, and trademark infringement matters, as well as unfair competition and false advertising disputes. Bob is successful in obtaining trademark registrations for his clients. He has handled more than 20 patent infringement matters, including a major victory for an online retailer in which his client was the only one of four defendants that the jury agreed did not infringe the patent.
Bob has particular expertise in matters involving the computer industry, assisting a wide range of clients with protecting valuable contract and property rights arising from the development, licensing, and distribution of computer hardware and software. His range of clients includes leading software companies, pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, and clients in the publishing and entertainment industry.
Among the Firm’s clients for which he has worked are:
Bob is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA.) He is a Master and former Co-Director for the John C. Lifland Inn of Court for Intellectual Property and has been a frequent lecturer on computer law, intellectual property, and related topics.
Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business Client’s Guide has included Bob in Band One for Intellectual Property since 2016. Bob is commended as a “very thoughtful lawyer and a very mature thinker.” Chambers sources say, “We always receive excellent guidance, legal work product and a keen understanding from Bob not only on the legal matters, but how they will affect our business issues as well.” According to Chambers, Bob is “highly acclaimed among clients,” who say “he’s an extremely skilled trial attorney” with “vast knowledge of the court systems of New Jersey.” They also state that “there is no topic or question he cannot address.” Clients have also been quoted as saying Bob “commands great respect for his advice across the pharmaceutical, software, and publishing sectors,” and say that they appreciate how he brings a “great feel for fashioning an argument and putting forward productive strategies.”
Best Lawyers in America®, a peer review of U.S. lawyers, has included Bob on its Best Lawyers list in the fields of Commercial Litigation, IP Litigation, Patent Litigation, and Trademark Law since 2007. Bob has been named “Lawyer of the Year” for Intellectual Property in the Newark region by Best Lawyers for 2022, an honor given to a single patent litigation attorney in each region, each year. In 2016, Best Lawyers named him “Lawyer of the Year” for Patent Litigation in Newark. Thomson Reuters has included him on New Jersey’s “Super Lawyers” list for IP Litigation since 2006. See Awards and Honors Methodology.
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Trademark and Copyright
Computer and Internet Law
United States District Court, District of New Jersey
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
United States District Court, Southern District of New York
United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Cornell Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1977
Polytechnic University, B.S., Chemical Engineering, 1969
Master and former Co-Director, John C. Lifland Inn of Court for Intellectual Property
Member, International Trademark Association