Jonathan Sobel is an experienced trial attorney and litigator, and focuses his practice on intellectual property (IP) litigation and counseling, including the areas of patent, trademark, false advertising, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition. He also litigates and counsels on business and commercial disputes.
Mr. Sobel has had key roles in numerous patent jury trials and arbitrations. He has litigated patent cases in varied jurisdictions, including Delaware, Texas, New Jersey, Virginia, and the International Trade Commission (ITC). Mr. Sobel’s patent cases have involved the areas of wireless networking technology, bar code scanning technology, light-emitting diodes, computer software and hardware, on-line business methods, medical devices, and other mechanical devices. He was selected by his peers for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property Litigation, in 2008 and 2009. Among other trial experience, Mr. Sobel acted as lead trial counsel in a jury trial in the Southern District of New York in a non-IP case, in which he obtained a punitive damages verdict for his client.
Mr. Sobel is also experienced in patent licensing, and has helped numerous individuals commercialize their inventions through licensing and development arrangements with third parties.
Mr. Sobel has a strong business sense. His education in business and finance has proved valuable both in addressing patent valuation and damages issues, and in arriving at creative business solutions to problems, whether in the licensing context or in seeking to resolve litigation disputes. That background also makes him effective at litigating commercial disputes. Mr. Sobel also has had extensive formal training and experience in mediation, and is able to mediate both IP and commercial litigation matters.
Mr. Sobel received his J.D. in 1994 from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he was an Article Editor for the Cardozo Law Review, and a B.S. in Finance in 1991 from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
He is also 2008 NYC Marathon finisher #962 with an official time of 2:59:40.
Languages Spoken: French
Licensed since 1995
Hourly ($475/hour), Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (15 minutes)
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Super Lawyers 2012 - Intellectual Property Litigation||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Super Lawyers 2011 - Intellectual Property Litigation||Super Lawyers Magazine||2011|
|Super Lawyers 2009 - Intellectual Property Litigation||Super Lawyers||2009|
|Super Lawyers 2008 - Intellectual Property Litigation||Super Lawyers||2008|
|Partner||Sobel & Feller LLP||2009 - Present|
|Partner||Hogan & Hartson LLP||2004 - 2009|
|Counsel||Clifford Chance US LLP||2003 - 2003|
|Associate||Clifford Chance US LLP||2000 - 2003|
|Associate||Chadbourne & Parke LLP||1994 - 2000|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|New York City Bar Association||Patent Committee Member||2008 - 2010|
|New York Intellectual Property Law Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Symbol Technologies [now Motorola] v. Proxim Inc.||Jury verdict awarding $22.9 million in damages|
|Proxim, Inc. v. Symbol Technologies, Inc. [now Motorola]||Jury verdict of no infringement|
|New York Law Journal||If You Mean Capable,Say It||2006|
|Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School||Finance||BS - Bachelor of Science||1991|
|Drowning in Data: Navigating the Waters of E-Discovery and Data Preservation,” Hogan & Hartson Symposium for Clients, 1.12.06||E-discovery - emerging issues and strategies||2006|