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Steve Rizzi focuses on patent disputes along with IP counseling and advisory services.  He regularly serves as lead counsel in jury and bench patent trials in district courts nationwide and in the ITC. Steve’s commitment to client service and steady hand in complex legal, factual, and technical matters enables him to provide efficient and effective strategies for obtaining optimal results for his clients including favorable settlements, pre-trial ruling, and judgment. In addition, he has counseled clients on litigation avoidance and intellectual property issues arising from tech-driven transactions and licensing agreements.

Steve represents clients from a wide range of industries including semiconductors, software, data storage, telecommunication, LED, pharmaceuticals, gaming, and content distribution.

Steve currently serves as co-chair of the Patent Litigation Committee of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association.

Experience

Representative Matters

Prior to joining the Firm:

  • Semiconductor Devices, Semiconductor Device Packages, and Products Containing Same, Case No. 337-TA-1010 (ITC) (2017)
  • Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Actavis Laboratories UT, Inc., Case No. 15-249 (D. Del.) (2017)
  • In re Sebela Patent Litigation, Case No. 14-6414 (D. N.J.) (2016)
  • Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals LP et al v. Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc. et al, Case No. 1-14-cv-03547 (D. N.J.) (2016)
  • Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd., et. al. v. Nichia Corporation, et. al.,Case No. 4-12-cv-11758 (E.D. Mi.) (2015)
  • Carnegie Mellon University v. LSI Corp. et al, No. 3:18- cv-04571
  • TexasLDPC Corp. v. Broadcom, Inc. et al., No. 18-1966
  • Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC, Case No.1-18-cv-00699
  • Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Mylan Technologies Inc. et al, Case No. 1-17-cv-01777
  • Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Alvogen Pine Brook LLC et al, Case No. 1-17-cv-01429
  • Sebela International Limited et al v. Prinston Pharmaceutical Inc. et al, Case No. 2-17-cv-04964
  • Sebela International Limited et al v. Actavis Laboratories FL, Inc. et al, Case No.2-17-cv-04789
  • Invensas Corporation v. Avago Technologies Limited et al, Case No. 1-16-cv-01033
  • Tessera, Inc. et al v. Avago Technologies Limited et al, Case No. 1-16-cv-01034
  • The Topps Company, Inc. v. Koko's Confectionery & Novelty, Inc., Case No. 1-16-cv-05954
  • Semiconductor Devices, Semiconductor Device Packages, and Products Containing Same, Case No. 337-TA-1010 (ITC)
  • The Topps Company, Inc. v. Lapeyrouse, et al, Case No. 18-cv-04778
  • Tessera, Inc. et al v. Broadcom Corporation, Case No. 1-16-cv-00380
  • Global IP Holdings, LLC et al v. Century Plastics, Inc., Case No. 2-14-cv-13132
  • Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals LP et al v. Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc. et al, Case No. 1-14-cv-03547
  • Property Disclosure Technologies, LLC v. Weichert Co., Case No. 6-14-cv-00036
  • Property Disclosure Technologies LLC v. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC et al, Case No. 6-14-cv-00013
  • Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. v. Amtran Technology Co., Ltd., et. al., Case No. 1-12-cv-00644
  • Data Distribution Technologies LLC v. Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc., Case No. 1-12-cv-04149
  • Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd., et. al. v. Nichia Corporation, et. al., Case No. 4-12-cv-11758
  • In re: Webvention LLC ('294) Patent Litigation, Case No. 1-11-md- 02294
  • Robocast Inc. v. Apple Inc., Case No.1-11-cv-00235
  • Robocast Inc. v. Microsoft Corporation, Case No.1-10-cv-01055
  • Internet Coupon Solutions LLC v. Coupons.com Incorporated, Case No. 6-09-cv-00261
  • Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc et al v. Tessera Inc., Case No. 4-08-cv-03726
  • Vtran Media Technologies, LLC v. Bresnan Communications, LLC et al., Case No. 2-08-cv-03314
  • Semiconductor Chips with Minimized Chip Package Size and Products Containing Same (IV), Case No. 337-TA-649 (ITC)
  • Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Using Tungsten Metallization and Products Containing Same, Case No. 337-TA-648 (ITC)
  • Antor Media Corporation v. AEBN Inc., Case No. 5-07-cv-00168
  • Thomas v. Directv, Inc. et al, Case No. 3-05-cv-00496
  • Phillip M. Adams & Associates, L.L.C. v. Lenovo International, et. al., Case No. 1-05-cv-00064
  • Seagate Technology, LLC v. Cornice Inc., Case No. 1:04-cv-00418-SLR
  • Sega of America, Inc. et al v. Fox Interactive et al, Case No. 4-03-cv-05468
  • ACTV v. Walt Disney Co, Case No. 02-1491
  • In the Matter of Certain DISC Drives, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same, Inv. Case No. 337-TA-516 (ITC)

Recognition

Rankings & Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2013-Present

Affiliations

Community & Professional Activities

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association

Media & Events

Education

J.D., cum laude,  New York University

M.S., California Institute of Technology

B.E., Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
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