Robert J. Schoenberg is Of Counsel in Riker Danzig’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 and assists 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:
- A.M. Best Company,
- Apotex Inc.,
- Berkeley College,
- Crum & Forster,
- Dell Inc.,
- Estate of Benny Goodman,
- Exeltis Dermatology USA LLC,
- Forbes LLC,
- Fujitsu General America,
- IBM Corporation,
- New Jersey Health Foundation, and
- Valley Health System.
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.” 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,” and “there is no topic or question he cannot address.” Clients have also been quoted in Chambers as saying Bob “commands great respect for his advice across the pharmaceutical, software and publishing sectors,” and they appreciate that 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 annually to a single patent litigation attorney in the Newark region. In 2016, Best Lawyers named him “Lawyer of the Year” for Patent Litigation in the Newark region. 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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