Stuart Soffer

Stuart Soffer has a Computer Science degree from the University of Wisconsin. During the past 20 years his work bridges issues related to technology, law and public policy, includes interpreting situations testing the boundaries and applicability of law as new technologies emerge.

Since 1993 he consults on Intellectual Property issues regarding software and the Internet, including media download and digital rights, and is frequently retained as a technical expert witness analyzing infringement/validity in patent and copyright matters.

Situated right on University Avenue of Palo Alto – in one of the epicenters of sustainable innovation, Stu analyzes the consequences of new technology. Stu advises startups conducts technical due-diligence for investors. He has served as an outside member of the Patent Review Committee of a major Japanese research and office products firm, evaluating proposed patent disclosures with inventors.

Between 2007 and 2012 Stu was a Non-Resident Fellow at the Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society, and in 2009 was named as one of the IAM 250: The World’s Leading IP Strategists. In 2012 Stu was elevated to a Senior Member of the Association of Computing Machinery. He is the co-author of the legal reference, Thesaurus of Patent Claim Construction from Oxford University Press and Lexis/Nexis.