Eugene Lieberstein has represented a broad spectrum of clients for patent, trademark and copyright matters (both domestic and foreign) in all technical fields, particularly electronics, computers, material science, medical devices and new materials for semiconductors and other applications. He has handled transactional matters and legal actions before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and appellate courts, inclusive of interference proceedings before the Board of Patents and Interferences. For many years, Mr. Lieberstein held the title of corporate licensing counsel at Union Carbide Corporation, where his responsibilities included negotiating and preparing technology contracts covering the transfer and/or licensing of chemical technology and know-how, independent of, or in addition to, turn-key chemical plant construction worldwide, as well as the licensing of patent technology. He has extensive experience in the preparation of legal opinions relating to patent validity, infringement, freedom to operate and licensing agreement enforcement.
Mr. Lieberstein also served as senior patent counsel in many divisions of Union Carbide Corporation, including the Eveready Battery Division, Research Division and Coating Services Division, covering diverse technologies. He handled all transactional legal matters relating to intellectual property, supervised patent prosection in material sciences and all computer-related patent filings, including software and business method patents, and was liaison to outside counsel for litigation matters pertaining to intellectual property. Thereafter, Mr. Lieberstein has practiced law as a partner at the law firms of Meller & Associates; Wyatt, Gerber & Partners and Anderson Kill and Olick, PC.
Prior to beginning his legal career, Mr. Lieberstein was a staff engineer with Western Union Telegraph Co., where he was involved in electronic design and development in the field of digital communications. He also served as a patent examiner at the USPTO. Mr. Lieberstein has technical degrees in electrical engineering and in physics.
Mr. Lieberstein is a member of the American Bar Association, the AIPPI-International Intellectual Property Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the International Intellectual Property Society and the Licensing Executive Society.