- Intellectual Property
- Litigation: Intellectual Property
- Litigation: eDiscovery and Information Governance
- Representative Matters
- Honors & Awards
- Speeches & Events
Jason Sobel counsels companies involved in a wide range of industries and technological disciplines, including financial service companies, software and internet companies, manufacturers of mechanical and electrical devices, manufacturers and suppliers of food ingredients, food products, and consumer products. His practice involves all areas of intellectual property law, including advocating for and counseling clients in litigation, transactional, prosecution and other strategic matters.
Mr. Sobel has served as trial counsel through trial and appeal in federal and state courts, and before the International Trade Commission. Mr. Sobel has represented clients in a variety of actions, including claims of patent, copyright and trademark infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, unfair competition, fraud and commission of other business torts.
Mr. Sobel also structures, prepares and negotiates intellectual property, technology, service, and supply agreements in connection with standalone and large corporate transactions. He has extensive experience performing intellectual property and information technology due diligence and providing related advice in connection with corporate transactions and internal company audits of intellectual property.
Mr. Sobel also counsels clients concerning their intellectual property portfolios, and prepares and prosecutes patent, trademark and copyright applications. Additionally, he has experience developing, drafting and implementing employee intellectual property ownership and information systems policies, and advising clients concerning data privacy, open source software, computer fraud, source code and other issues related to outsourcing, computer software and information technology.
- PODS Enterprises, Inc. v. U-Haul, Inc., M.D. Fla. – Represented PODS in a trademark infringement action relating to portable moving and storage containers. Second chair in a two-week jury trial resulting in a verdict of over $60 million for our client, finding for our client on all counts. Law360 and The National Law Journal ranked the verdict as the largest trademark verdict and in the top 10 IP verdicts in 2014.
- XpertUniverse v. Cisco Systems, Inc., D. Del. – Represented XpertUniverse in a patent infringement and fraud case. Second chair in a two-week jury trial resulting in a verdict of over $70 million for our client, finding the patents were valid and infringed and that Cisco had committed fraud. The court sustained the jury verdict with regard to the patent claims but overturned the fraud claim. The National Law Journal ranked the $70 million jury verdict in the top 5 IP verdicts in 2013.
- Thomas & Betts Corp. v. Richards Manufacturing Co., et al., D.N.J. – Represented Richards Manufacturing in a theft of trade secret and breach of duty of loyalty case relating to rubber injection molding processes for high voltage underground electrical connectors. During five-week jury trial, presented direct testimony and cross-examined witnesses, first chaired jury charging conference concerning issues of first impression. Case settled.
- Altvater Gessler- J.A. Baczewski v.Sobieski Destylarnia et al, S.D.N.Y. – Represented Sobieski in trademark infringement and trade secret misappropriation action relating to distilled spirits. Jury decided all matters in our client’s favor.
- Honeywell Int’l, Inc. v. Nikon Corp., FUJIFILM Corporation and FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc. et al., D. Del. – Represented Fuji in patent infringement action, obtaining summary judgment of patent invalidity on patent related to liquid crystal displays. Affirmed after appeal.
- L'Oréal S.A. and L'Oréal USA, Inc. v. Merck and Co., Inc., Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp and MSD Consumer Care, Inc., D. Del. – Represented Merck in patent infringement action relating to sunscreen technology. Case settled at the outset of trial.
- Thomas Publishing Company LLC v. Technology Evaluations Centers Inc., S.D.N.Y. – Represented Technology Evaluations Centers Inc. in copyright infringement action concerning competitor’s database. Case settled before trial.
- Neurografix et al. v. Cornell University; New York Presbyterian Healthcare Systems, Inc. and Weill Cornell Imaging at New York Presbyterian, S.D.N.Y. – Represented Defendants in patent infringement action relating to MRI technology. Obtained full dismissal prior to first multi-district litigation deadline.
- Represented Fuji Photo Film Co. campaign to enforce group of pioneering patents for single-use cameras in federal trial and administrative courts and through U.S. Customs. Client obtained ITC general exclusion order, followed by several administrative decisions and verdicts in its favor.
- Digital Angel Corp. v. Datamars SA, et al., D. Minn. – Represented Digital Angel in a patent infringement action on a patent relating to passive Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology for companion animal tracking. Case settled before trial.
- Represented FUJIFILM Medical Systems in its acquisition of Empiric System LLC, providers of medical imaging and information systems.
- Represented Nomura Holding America, Inc. and Nomura Securities International Inc. in connection with negotiation of agreements providing access to trading platforms and other services.
HONORS & AWARDS
Named as a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for 2013-2017
- New York City Bar Association Inaugural Jeremy G. Epstein Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service, 2009
SPEECHES & EVENTS
- Presenter, "IP Protection for Financial Indices," August, 2007
- Presenter, "Intellectual Property for the Micro-Entrepreneur," Biannual for the Legal Aid Society and New York City Bar Association
- "Notice Requirements Under the Defend Trade Secrets Act ('DTSA')," Stroock Special Bulletin, June 13, 2016
- Co-author, "Second Circuit: You Make It, They Can Break It: The Fly on the Wall Eludes the Ghost of INS v. AP," Stroock Special Bulletin, June 23, 2011
- "Protecting the Confidentiality and Value of Sensitive Data and Intellectual Property," Chapter 1, Best Practices for Data Protection and Privacy, Aspatore, 2009
- "In re Bilski: Federal Circuit Addresses Standard for Patentability of Business Methods," Stroock Special Bulletin, November 2008
- "Enforcement Issues Raised By Geographically Descriptive Marks: The Hypothetical Case of the Fictitious Emerald Island," The Intellectual Property Strategist, June 2008
- "Gone in a Flash: What Your Employees May Be Storing on That iPod and Its Relationship to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act," Privacy & Data Security Law Journal, May 2008
- "KSR International Co. v. Teleflex, Inc.: Throttling Back a Rigid Approach to Obviousness," Stroock Special Bulletin, May 9, 2007
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
PATENT ADMISSIONSU.S. Patent and Trademark Office
J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2003
B.S.E., University of Pennsylvania, 2000
NEWSBack To Full Bio
Stroock Secures One of the Largest Trademark Verdicts On Record
October, 13, 2016
Stroock Mentioned in "U-Haul Asks 11th Circ. To Overturn $66M 'Pods' TM Verdict"
December 18, 2015|As mentioned in: Law360
Stroock Secures "Top 100 Verdict" with $60.7 Million Win for PODS
March 30, 2015
Stroock Intellectual Property Attorneys mentioned in "PODS Wants $6.5M In Fees After TM Win Against U-Haul"
March 26, 2015|As mentioned in: Law360
Stroock Intellectual Property Attorneys mentioned in "U-Haul Loses New Trial Bid After $60M Trademark Verdict"
March 11, 2015|As mentioned in: Law360
Stroock Client XpertUniverse Inc. Lands $70 Million Jury Verdict in Fraud and Patent Infringement Case Against Tech Giant Cisco Systems Inc.
March 27, 2013
Stroock Names New Partner and Special Counsel
January 8, 2013
City Bar Justice Center Honors Jason Sobel With Jeremy G. Epstein Award for Pro Bono Service
November 10, 2009
Associate Jason M. Sobel received the Jeremy G. Epstein Award for Pro Bono Service from the City Bar Justice Center of the New York City Bar Association on October 26, 2009, for pro bono service in connection with the City Bar Justice Center’s Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project, which provides low to mid-income micro-entrepreneurs with the legal services necessary to get their businesses started off a sound footing.
Stroock Represents Arrowpoint Capital Corp. in Management Buyout of Royal & Sun Alliance USA
September 28, 2006
PUBLICATIONSBack To Full Bio
"Notice Requirements Under the Defend Trade Secrets Act ('DTSA')"
June 13, 2016|Stroock Special Bulletin
- "Second Circuit: You Make It, They Can Break It: The Fly on the Wall Eludes the Ghost of INS v. AP"June 23, 2011|Stroock Special Bulletin
- “In re Bilski: Federal Circuit Addresses Standard for Patentability of Business Methods”November 5, 2008|Stroock Intellectual Property Practice Group Special Bulletin
- “Enforcement Issues Raised By Geographically Descriptive Marks: The Hypothetical Case of the Fictitious Emerild Island”June 2008|The Intellectual Property Strategist, Volume 14, Number 9
- “Gone in a Flash: What Your Employees May Be Storing on That iPod and Its Relationship to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act”May 2008|Privacy & Data Security Law Journal
- “Gone in a Flash: What Your Employees May Be Storing on that iPod and Its Relationship to the Computer Fraud And Abuse Act”May 22, 2008|Stroock Intellectual Property Practice Group Special Bulletin
- “KSR International Co. v. Teleflex, Inc.: Throttling Back a Rigid Approach to Obviousness”May 9, 2007|Stroock Special Bulletin
- "Second Circuit: You Make It, They Can Break It: The Fly on the Wall Eludes the Ghost of INS v. AP"