Meet The Team


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Steven Hoffberg

Intellectual Property Counsel
Exemplar Law

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Key to Exemplar is the people. No voice is silenced, and the goal is universally the benefit of the client. The professionals are of highest caliber, and communications are open. Exemplar tries to be different and better, and its client compensation model ensures that expectations are communicated and met.

AT EXEMPLAR Work Smart, Have Fun – See Us At Play
  • IP law generalist
  • Practicing as a patent attorney across all technical disciplines
  • Representing clients in trademark, copyright, trade secrets and unfair competition, antitrust, issues, through transactions, in both administrative processes and litigation.
  • Supporting Exemplar Capital, performing IP and technological diligence, and working with clients to develop strategies.


J.D., Law

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University

MSEE, Automated Control Systems

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Hartford

Medicine (completed 3 years)

The University of Connecticut School of Medicine


S.M., Human Nutrition and Metabolism

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

S.B., Applied Biology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology



As a member of the patent bar, I take the opportunity to respond to USPTO regulatory proposals to make my own voice, and as appropriate, the voices of my clients, heard.  In one case, my extensive written comments were important in derailing a massive regulatory debacle, as they were the sole comments that addressed particular aspects of the proposed rules, supporting the ultimately successful litigation to block the rules. 


In my spare time, I like to invent—the process of finding an unsolved problem, and applying new and existing technologies to solve that problem, to the benefit of all. To date, I have 117 US patents issued, and I remain an inventor. My experience is that, over time, both the problem and its resolution evolve, and the project evolves. I use this same ethic in general: Identification of issues, Constructive analysis of problems, and specific proposals for implementation with personal responsibility throughout.