Steven Crosby handles complex intellectual property litigation in the Federal courts for the firm’s clients and insurance companies and prosecutes patents, trademarks, and copyrights before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He concentrates on obtaining, enforcing and defending patents, trademarks and copyrights, always with the clients’ bottom line in mind.  Mr. Crosby also counsels clients, including startups, in branding practices and transactional, licensing and regulatory law. He focuses on a wide variety of industries, including the apparel, computer, software, electronics, jewelry and food and beverage industries.

Practice Areas

  • Federal litigation and court appearances for patent, copyright, trademark, trade dress, trade secret, unfair competition and false designation of origin matters
  • Case management, litigation strategy and budgeting
  • Pleadings, complex fact discovery, expert discovery and motion practice
  • Prosecution and registration of copyrights, trademarks, and patents
  • Intellectual property portfolio management and protection
  • Licensing, settlements, and other intellectual property transactional matters
  • Infringement and validity opinions
  • Regulatory compliance and government affairs matters

Experience

Mr. Crosby brings broad experience with technical, regulatory compliance and legal matters to the firm.

As a designer, engineer, consultant, and Corporate Product Regulatory Manager at AT&T’s Bell Laboratories, Mr. Crosby gained decades of experience in handling design, manufacturing, technical standards, regulatory standards, and project management issues in the research and development process for wired and wireless telecommunications and information technology products. He published numerous best practice standards followed by the R&D and manufacturing divisions of AT&T in design, manufacturing, and regulatory matters.

After AT&T spun off its equipment divisions into Lucent Technologies, Inc. in 1996, he became the Corporate Regulatory Standards Manager for Lucent.  Mr. Crosby was responsible for ensuring the company’s worldwide product regulatory compliance across product lines and evolving regulatory standards that benefit industry and consumers alike.

During his tenure at Lucent, he was also a leader in industry trade associations, including the Telecommunications Industry Association and the Information Technology Industry Council. In this role, he participated as trade advisor and delegate in the negotiation of several international trade bloc agreements that reduced barriers to trade among the member states of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, the North American Free Trade Agreement, the Free Trade Area of the Americas, and the European Union.  The United States Trade Representative (Office of the President of the U.S.) twice commended Mr. Crosby for strategy, leadership and participation in the U.S. delegations.

Mr. Crosby also worked extensively with industry and consumer groups on developing guidelines and technical standards to implement Section 255 of the Telecommunications Act to ensure that telecommunications and information technology products are designed, developed and fabricated so that they are accessibility by persons with disabilities. The U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board commended him for his work in this area and for his creativity and leadership in promoting and negotiating the adoption of a flexible technology-neutral framework to enable industry to accelerate the evolution of accessibility solutions through emerging technologies for the benefit of all consumers.

Before joining Feldman Law Group, Mr. Crosby was a member of the Legal and Regulatory Department of Nippon Telephone and Telegraph America, Inc. (NTT). At NTT America, he had extensive transactional responsibilities and drafted, negotiated, and closed hundreds of agreements of many kinds, including:

  • International telecommunications and data communications agreements
  • Internet, Web hosting and equipment co-location service agreements
  • Datacenter facilities space and equipment rental agreements
  • Non-disclosure, collections and settlement agreements
  • Compliance with FCC Rules and Government tariffs on services

Representative Cases

  • Selected by an insurance company as subject matter expert and lead counsel for the defense in an ongoing high-profile complex litigation in the fashion industry, involving cross-claims of copyright infringement and copyright misuse, centering on plaintiffs’ allegations of copyright infringement by our client’s manufacture of its own items of apparel as depicted in defendant’s catalog.
  • Successfully represented plaintiff jewelry designers ina complex high profile copyright infringement lawsuit that quickly settled after the court found that certain defendants hid certain pieces of their most infringing jewelry items and made false and misleading statements to the court and to our client.  We obtained a favorable outcome for our client without the expense and time of going to trial against a large luxury goods conglomerate.
  • Negotiated a favorable global settlement for several defendants involving two high profile trademark infringement lawsuits, by strategically negotiating for the surrender of our client’s Government-issued beer brand registration that was highly coveted by the plaintiff and its successor-in-interest to the beer brand.

Bar Admissions

  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of New York
  • District of New Jersey
  • New York and New Jersey State Bar
  • Registered Patent Attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Education

  • Rutgers College of Engineering, BSEE., 1995
  • New York Law School, JD, 2000

Publications

  • Co-authored two AT&T technical journal publications on designing products for the global marketplace

Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Request a Free Consultation

Mr. Crosby is available for a free one-hour consultation to discuss your company’s intellectual property law matters.  You can schedule a consultation by contacting Feldman Law Group at 212.532.8585 or by submitting the online contact form.