Steven Katz works closely with his clients to solve their most intractable intellectual property issues, both in the courtroom and out. When litigation is necessary, Mr. Katz is a zealous, creative, and efficient advocate, whether the client is a Fortune 50 company or a startup, and Mr. Katz works tirelessly to achieve the best result possible. For example, Mr. Katz recently obtained summary judgment of non-infringement in a high stakes suit on a billion dollar product line. Mr. Katz has also successfully defended bet-the-company patent litigations for smaller companies where the core products of the companies were at risk.
Mr. Katz leverages his engineering background in each matter, and when working with CTOs and design engineers, Mr. Katz is able to “speak their language.” Mr. Katz learns the client’s business and helps devise winning strategies, which often includes fighting for and obtaining early litigation victories to resolve the entire dispute or bring about favorable settlements.
Mr. Katz routinely argues at Markman hearings, the key event in any patent litigation, and has a winning track record of presenting claim construction arguments in an easy-to-understand manner that delivers positive results for his clients. He also develops and presents technology tutorials to federal judges in connection with the Markman hearings.
Mr. Katz counsels clients in advance of litigation concerning patent disputes and patent portfolio development, and when necessary, he helps clients negotiate patent licenses to avoid litigation. He also leads due diligence projects in connection with patent acquisitions and patent assertions. Mr. Katz prides himself on mastering the technology of each client so that he can devise the most effective strategy for each IP dispute.
Mr. Katz practices in federal courts throughout the country, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in patent litigation, before the International Trade Commission in Section 337 proceedings, and before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Katz also practices before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in inter partes review proceedings.
Mr. Katz has experience in a wide range of technologies, ranging from telecommunications and networking to medical devices. Mr. Katz’s experience spans operating systems, digital signal processors, telecommunication standards, semiconductors, LED technologies, robotics, consumer devices, surgical instruments, cryptography, seismic detection, digital television, e-commerce systems, image processing, electronic circuits, and enterprise and consumer software.
Mr. Katz has also served as an adjunct professor at Boston University School of Law where he taught Trial Advocacy.
Prior to joining Fish & Richardson, Mr. Katz was a law clerk for Judge Lourie of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Katz was a practicing electrical engineer and circuit designer for Telecommunications Techniques Corporation, a leading supplier of digital telecommunication circuit analyzers.
August 19, 2021
Fish Attorneys Recognized in 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America
December 2, 2020
IP and Cannabis: The Current Landscape
Authors: Steffen C. Lake, Jon Jekel, Keith A. Barritt, M. Angela Parsons, Ph.D., Steven R. Katz
October 20th, 2020 | 1:30 pm EDT
Webinar | IP and Cannabis: The Current Landscape
March 31, 2020
Fish Attorneys Author Law360 Article, "Client Advocacy Tips For Remote Hearings During COVID-19"
April 1st, 2020 | 1:30 pm EDT
Webinar | Remote Advocacy in the Age of Social Distancing
January 30, 2019
The “On Sale Bar” Remains a Trap for the Unwary
Author: Steven R. Katz
June 1, 2018
Legal Alert: New Local Patent Rule in District of Massachusetts
Authors: Adam Kessel, Will Freeman, Steven R. Katz
January 2nd, 2011
What Israeli Companies Really Need To Know About IP Protection and Enforcement in the U.S.