Seth H. Ostrow

Chair, Patent Group
Practice Area: Intellectual Property

Seth Ostrow provides counsel to clients with all aspects of their patent needs, including prosecution. Litigation and strategic counseling. Mr. Ostrow stands apart in his creative approach to helping clients, whether for maximizing existing assets, identifying new opportunities or managing risk. Mr. Ostrow’s patent practice focuses on software, telecommunications, and networks, including web technologies, online advertising, interactive television, analytics, and financial products and services. His experience as a software engineer gives him extensive knowledge of algorithms, computer architecture, database, and various programming languages.

Mr. Ostrow assists clients in developing intellectual property portfolios through prosecution and acquisitions, and with monetizing those portfolios using a variety of strategies including litigation, licensing, and sales. He has litigated patent cases all over the country, including in the patent heavy jurisdiction of Eastern Texas, Eastern Virginia, and Delaware.

Mr. Ostrow has extensive experience with complex business arrangements including drafting and negotiating patent licenses and development agreements in cutting-edge technologies including:

  • Software including applications, database, analytics, and operating systems
  • Internet and web functionality including algorithmic search, advertising, and Internet protocols
  • Network architectures including optical fiber, WiFi and cellular communications
  • Telephony and VOIP
  • Video distribution including VOD systems and electronic program guides
  • Financial and insurance products (e.g., annuities, retirement investments)

Boston University School of Law. J.D. (Magna Cum Laude)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology B.S. Applied Mathematics


States of New York and Massachusetts

Southern District of New York

Eastern District of New York

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Prior Experience

Ostrow Kaufman LLP (Founding Member) 2008 – 2014

Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner LLP (IP Chair) 1992 – 1995, 1997 – 2006

Representative Matters

comScore, Inc. v. Moat, Inc., Case No. 2:12-00351 (E.D. Va.)

Advanced Media Networks LLC v. Gogo LLC et al., Case No. 2:11-10474 (C.D. CA.)

Viber Media, Inc. v. Rates Technology, Inc., Case No. 1:13-00953 (S.D.N.Y)

Datatreasury Corporation v. Wells Fargo & Company et al., Case No. 2:06-72 (E.D. Tx.)

Aprisma Management Techs., Inc. v. Micromuse, Inc., Case No. 02-559-B (D. N.H.)

Droplets, Inc. v. Adobe Systems Incorporated, et al., Case No. 2-06-307 (E.D. Tx.)

Micromuse Inc. v. Agilent Technologies, Inc., Case No. 1:05-00893 (S.D. N.Y.)

NetRatings, Inc., v. Omniture, Inc., Case No. 05-313 (D. Del)

WebSideStory, Inc., v. NetRatings, Inc., Case No. 06-408 (S.D. Ca.)


“Intellectual Property Licensing: Forms and Analysis,” (Commercial law Intellectual Property Series) February 28, 2016 (co-author)

“Emerging Technologies and the Law: Forms and Analysis,” 2016 (contributor)