- University of Florida School of Law (J.D. 1993), honors
- Cornell University (Masters Electrical Engineering 1988), Selected by the faculty to receive the Raytheon Scholarship
- Tulane University (B.S. Electrical Engineering 1987), Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honorary Society, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
Ron Schoenbaum is a partner in our Orange County and Silicon Valley offices. He specializes in patent protection for companies in the information technology and medical device areas.
Mr. Schoenbaum’s practice includes strategic patent procurement, general counseling on infringement and licensing issues, and intellectual property due diligence studies and related negotiations for mergers and acquisitions. He also frequently conducts in-house seminars to assist clients in identifying and prioritizing patentable inventions.
Mr. Schoenbaum represents a variety of information technology companies in such areas as data caching and streaming, search engines, web analytics, application performance testing and monitoring, medical telemetry, social networks, web site personalization, computer and processor architectures, and digital signal processing. Mr. Schoenbaum also has extensive experience in the areas of cardiac pacing and defibrillation, and medical devices and procedures involving the vascular system.
A significant portion of Mr. Schoenbaum’s practice involves appeals, reissues, and other special proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Schoenbaum worked as an engineer for IBM’s Computer Products and Entry Systems divisions, where he was responsible for designing and developing processor cards and ASICs for workstations and mainframe computers. During his employment at IBM, he was selected to participate in IBM’s Executive Resource (management fast track) program.
Mr. Schoenbaum joined the firm in 1993 and became a partner in 1998.
Awards & Honors
Named one of The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners in the IAM 1000 published by IAM magazine in 2013.
In a survey of his peers, Mr. Schoenbaum was selected by Super Lawyers magazine in 2004.
Cases, Articles, Speeches & Seminars
Articles, Speeches & Seminars
Co-Presenter, "Latest IP Issues Affecting High-Tech Companies," IP Impact 2012 Seminar, Palo Alto, CA (September 2012).
Co-Presenter, "How to Jump Start Your Company's Patent Program," IP Impact 2011 Seminar, Menlo Park, CA (September 2011).
Co-Presenter, "Recent Supreme Court and Federal Circuit Decisions You Need to Know About," IP Impact 2010 Seminar, Menlo Park, CA (July 2010).
Presenter, "Patentable Subject Matter after Bilski," Orange County Patent Law Association (OCPLA) (2010).
Presenter, "Patent program management - How to effectively identify and assess inventions, avoid losing patent rights, and adminster patent committees," IP Impact 2010 Seminar, Menlo Park, CA (July 2010).
Co-author of the "Protection of Computer Technology" chapter in CEB’s second edition of "Trade Secrets Practice in California”
Lecturer at Orange Country Patent Law Association programs, and various seminars, on various topics involving patent and trade secret protection for computer technologies
American Electronics Association – served as Chair of Legal Committee
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
Orange County Patent Law Association (OCPLA)
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Orange County Bar Association