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Steven S. Rubin

T: (516) 873-2000 Ext. 267
F: (516)-873-2010

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Steven Rubin is a partner with the firm where he serves as Chair of the firm’s Patent practice group and as Co-Chair of its Cybersecurity practice group.

Mr. Rubin has 15 years of experience in counseling clients on patent related matters.  He advises clients throughout all phases of a patent’s life from conception by an inventor to enforcement.  He drafts and prosecutes patent applications and has managed large international patent portfolios.  In addition, Mr. Rubin also identifies potential patent infringement assertions and potential cross-licensing opportunities and provides infringement opinions as needed. He represents clients in patent litigation matters domestically and internationally and reviews patent portfolios and pending patent litigations in relation to corporate mergers, acquisitions and investments.  He also represents companies of all sizes from start-ups to multi-national corporations.

In the cybersecurity space, Mr. Rubin relies on his technology background in counseling clients and creating written information security plans (WISPs). The WISP may be used by companies to mitigate the risk of, and potentially limit exposure from, a data breach. Mr. Rubin also serves as part of a multidisciplinary team that can be called into action when a company is sued for actions associated with a data breach.

Mr. Rubin focuses his practice on technology relating to electronics and computer science and has worked in diverse fields such as software; image processing; security systems; video conferencing; network based technologies, including cloud computing; mobile applications; search engines; military defense systems; physics; material science; encryption; chemical engineering; nanotechnology; medical devices; microlithography; RF-ID; fabrication and production of semiconductor devices; computer and network architecture; circuits; coding/decoding, processing and transmission of signals; antennas; cell phone and pager technology; printer and display technology; transmission, compression, synchronization, processing, and display of video signals; optical communications and lens technologies; mechanical devices;  and lighting circuitry.

As a recognized leader in his field, Mr. Rubin speaks and publishes extensively on various issues and topics pertaining to patent law and cybersecurity law.  He has been quoted in IP Law & Business, Forbes Magazine, Information Week,,, TechNewsWorld, Linuxinsider, EE Times,, Information Display Magazine, Newsday and Long Island Business News, and in December 2012, he appeared as a legal analyst on PBS’s Nightly Business Report (NBR) “Profiting from Patents”.

In addition to his legal career, Mr. Rubin mentors law students at Hofstra University School of Law.  He has also taught intellectual property law at Stony Brook University, as well as patent law at Brooklyn Law School, Fordham University School of Law, Stony Brook University and Farmingdale State College.


Hofstra University, J.D. 1997
Articles Editor, Hofstra Law & Policy Symposium
New York Institute of Technology, B.S. (Electrical Engineering, magna cum laude) 1994


Mr. Rubin is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey.  He is also admitted before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, as well as before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.


Mr. Rubin serves on the technical advisory board for New York Institute of Technology.  He is a member, senior grade, of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and a corresponding member of the IEEE-USA Intellectual Property Law Committee.  He is the immediate past Chairman of the IEEE Long Island Section Power & Energy and Industrial Applications Joint Societies Chapter and currently serves as the Legal Affairs Section Officer for the Long Island Chapter.  Mr. Rubin is also a member of Eta Kappa Nu (the electrical and computer engineering honor society) and was a featured professional in its autumn 2007 publication of The Bridge.


In December 2009, Mr. Rubin received a “Power & Energy Society Chapter Outstanding Engineer Award” for his contributions to the engineering profession and for his leadership in the formation of its Long Island Chapter.

Speaking Engagements

Presenter, Patent Eligibility: Is Your Invention So Abstract The Law Doesn’t Care If It’s Obvious?, September 2013

Presenter, You May Not Be 007, but Your IP Is Worth Protecting As If It Was A MI6 Database, New York Silicon Alley Tech Meetups, March 2013

Presenter, Understanding the Implications of America Invents Act , March 2011

Presenter, Protecting and Securing IP and Computing Inventions, New York Institute of Technology Cyber Security Conference, September 2010

Presenter, Securing and Protecting Your Intellectual Property, What Can Small Companies Learn From Their Larger Rivals? Long Island Forum for Technology Information Technology (LIFT-IT) Security Committee, February 2009

Presenter, Acquiring Patent/Intellectual Property Protection For Electronic Circuits and Systems, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) New York Section Event-co-sponsored by the Consultants Network and the Professional Activities Committee for Engineers (PACE), September 2008

Presenter, General Patent Protection of Intellectual Property as Applied to Circuit and Systems, Circuits and Systems Society – Long Island Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), June 2008

Presenter, Understanding the Implications of the Patent Reform Act of 2007,  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Long Island Systems, Applications, and Technology Conference, May 2008

Presenter, Supreme Changes in Patent Law, Computer Society-Long Island Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), July & October 2007

Panelist, Patent Litigation After eBay, Teleseminar sponsored by, September 2006

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