September 23, 2019

Osterberg to Speak at Entertainment and Tech Law Conference

On Thursday, September 26, Eric Osterberg will be speaking on a panel with Arthur Levy, Judith Finell and Robert Clarida about music copyright infringement cases at the Music Business Association’s Entertainment and Technology Law Conference in New York City.

July 16, 2019

Osterberg Teaches AIMP Summer School

Eric Osterberg had the privilge of teaching new members of the Association of Independent Music Publishers about copyright infringement of musical works. A link to the program description is posted here. Special thanks to Joyce Dollinger for assembling and moderating the program and Helene Freeman who made a terrific presentation of her own.

May 25, 2019

2019 Substantial Similarity Update Released

Release #16 of Substantial Similarity in Copyright Law is now available from PLI.

April 2, 2019

Osterberg to Speak at Carolina Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law Association Spring Meeting

The meeting will take place Friday May 10th the BB&T Ballpark in uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. Osterberg’s topic will be “Creating and Protecting an International Trademark Portfolio.”

March 25, 2019

2019 Substantial Similarity Update Complete

Proofs are off to PLI and it won’t be be long before Release #16 of Substantial Similarity in Copyright Law is published!

March 1, 2019

Osterberg LLC Moves to North Side

Our new office address is 83 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02110. All other contact information is unchanged.

July 1, 2018

Substantial Similarity in Copyright Law Annual Supplement Released

The 2018 annual supplement to our treatise Substantial Similarity in Copyright Law is now available from the Practising Law Institute.

June 1, 2018

Practical Law Update Completed

Eric Osterberg updated his article Copyright Infringement: Analyzing Substantial Similarity in Westlaw’s
Practical Law.

April 13, 2017

Eric Osterberg to Speak at Joint Meeting of Copyright Society New England Chapter and Boston Patent Law Association

Eric Osterberg will discuss copyright protection for software at a joint meeting of the New England Chapter of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. and the Boston Patent Law Association to be held at Northeastern University School of Law’s Dockser Hall, April 13, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.. Also on the panel will be Richard Green of McCarter & English and Robert Plotkin of Blueshift IP. The panel will be moderated by Aaron Silverstein of Saunders & Silverstein. Please click here to register.

September 1, 2016

Eric Osterberg to Speak at Licensed Private Detectives Association of Massachusetts Conference

Eric Osterberg will discuss Intellectual Property Investigations and Seizures at the Licensed Private Detectives of Massachusetts annual conference. The conference will be held September 16-17, 2016 at the Hampton Inn in Natick, MA.

May 1, 2016

Eric Osterberg to Speak at Business Fundamentals Bootcamp

Eric Osterberg will present a seminar entitled IP – What Businesses Need to Know at the Supporting Strategies Business Fundamentals Bootcamp June 10, 2016 at the Wellesley Country Club, in Wellesley, MA.

March 31, 2016

Eric Osterberg Engaged for Fordham IP Conference

Eric Osterberg will serve as a panelist in the 24th Annual Fordham Intellectual Property Law & Policy Conference at Fordham Law School in New York, March 31-April 1, 2016. Eric’s panel will be discussing Internet Service Provider liability for copyright infringement.

July 7, 2015

Substantial Similarity in Copyright Law Annual Supplement Released

The 2015 annual supplement to our treatise Substantial Similarity in Copyright Law is now available from the Practising Law Institute.

May 4, 2015

Eric Osterberg Quoted in CLT

Eric Osterberg was quoted in the May 4, 2015 Connecticut Law Tribune article entitled Bad Moon Rising? Nightclubs Face Lawsuits Over Cover Bands.  Eric discussed the necessity of licensing music for public performance.

September 15, 2014

Osterberg LLC Opens Boston Office

Osterberg LLC has opened a new office in Boston, Massachusetts. The office is located on Milk Street in the Financial District, within the Boston branch of the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC). Here is a link to the press release. Boston contact information is as follows:

Osterberg LLC
50 Milk Street, 17th Floor
Boston, MA 02109

June 4, 2014

More Than A Decade of Substantial Similarity in Copyright Law

The 2014 annual supplement to our treatise Substantial Similarity in Copyright Law is now available from the Practising Law Institute.   It has now been 11 years since the first publication.

April 23, 2014

Eric Osterberg Featured at Joint Patent Practice Seminar

Eric Osterberg spoke today at the Marriott Marquis in New York City on the topic of divided infringement and the Akamai v. Limelight case now pending before the Supreme Court.

March 14, 2014

Osterberg’s Recommendation for Entrepreneurs on Carol Roth’s Business Unplugged

Osterberg’s suggestion is number 21 on Carol’s list, available here.

March 10, 2014

Eric Osterberg LLC Quoted in Connecticut Law Tribune

Eric Osterberg commented on new legislation aimed at patent trolls in Troll Patrol: Officials Want To Address Patent Troll Problem In Conn. by Jay Stapleton.

January 6, 2014

Osterberg LLC Opens New York City Office

View the press release here. Law360 article here.

October 23, 2013

American Chemical Society

Eric Osterberg will be speaking at the Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society at the Omni Hotel in New Haven on October 23, 2013.  The topic will be Copyright issues to consider when publishing.

August 28, 2013

Business Owners’ Guide to Trademarks and Service Marks

Eric Osterberg was interviewed by Jacqueline Crosby on the legal podcast Legalocity on August 28, 2013.  The discussion covered a wide range of trademark issues of concern to most businesses.  The podcast is available for listening here.

July 1, 2013

A Decade of Substantial Similarity

The 2013 annual supplement to our treatise Substantial Similarity in Copyright Law is now available.  It is a complete replacement of the entire text, so if you’ve fallen behind, now is an excellent time to update.  It has now been 10 years since the first publication.  Thank you to PLI and all who have contributed to its longevity.

Sunday through Tuesday June 9-11, 2013

Copyright Society of the USA Annual Meeting

Eric Osterberg will attend the annual meeting of the Copyright Society of the USA at the Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing, NY June 9-11, 2013.

Thursday October 11, 2012 3 p.m. Eastern

Law Seminars International TeleBriefing

Eric Osterberg will chair a 90 minute TeleBriefing sponsored by Law Seminars International entitled “Proving Irreparable Harm: Practical Tips For IP Practitioners”   LSI offers a discount of $25 off of the regular registration rate to Osterberg LLC clients and colleagues.  Please contact LSI to register, or with any questions (800) 854-8009.

Monday August 13, 2012

Connecticut Law Tribune, Hartford CT

Eric Osterberg litigates a wide range of cases in the areas of intellectual property, technology and telecommunications, technology.

A ‘Lone Wolf’ Starts New Intellectual Property Firm

Thursday August 2, 2012

News-Times, Danbury CT

National Intellectual Property Expert Eric Osterberg Opens Law Firm in Stamford

Tuesday April 24, 2012


Eric Osterberg co-presented a program on IP Basics with John Yankovich of Ohlandt Greeley Ruggiero & Perle.

Friday April 13, 2012

20th Annual Fordham Intellectual Property Law & Policy Conference

Eric Osterberg participated in a panel discussion of electronic discovery in IP cases with Dr. Klaus Grabinski of the German Federal Supreme Court, Chief Judge Randall Rader of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Judge Jed Rakoff of the Southern District of New York, Paul Keller of Allen & Overy, and Lord Justice Kitchin (Ret.) of the London Court of Appeals, Civil Division. 

Past Speaking Engagements

12 for 2012, 12 Things Every Business Needs to Know About IP This Year, Norwalk, CT, February 2, 2012.

IP For Insurance Lawyers, Chartis Insurance, December 8, 2010.

We’ve Just Been Sued for IP Infringement: Are We Covered?, Connecticut Bar Association, June 9, 2008.

Understanding the Value of Your Clients’ IP, Fairfield County Bar, February 13, 2007.

Copyright Basics, Bridging-the-Gap:  Intellectual Property, NYSBA October 27, 2005.

Peer to Peer – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, USPTO Academy on Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights, September 16, 2005, August 10, 2005.

Digital Piracy, USPTO Academy on Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights, September 16, 2005, August 9, 2005.

Copyright on the Internet, Fordham Law School, February 2005.

Digital Piracy, Scholastic, Inc. CLE Lecture, January 2005.

Digital Piracy, Brown Raysman CLE Lecture, June 2004.

How Do I Tell If Two Works Are Substantially Similar?, Copyright Society of the South, February 2004.

Intellectual Property for Business – CoolTea, April 2003.

Intellectual Property Risk Management & Insurance, Licensing Executives Society Winter Meeting 2003.

Recent Developments in Copyright Law, Brown Raysman CLE Lecture, September 2002.


Knock It Off, Connecticut Law Tribune, May 17, 2010.

Bully Tactic: WWE Goes Toe-to-Toe With Wine School, Connecticut Law Tribune, October 19, 2009.

Are Technology Patents Lost on Jurors?, The Connecticut Law Tribune, October 14, 2009.

Jury to Judge: Huh? Complex IP Cases Highlight Need for Simple Explanations, Connecticut Law Tribune, October 12, 2009.

Thou Salt Not Knock Off, The American, September 14, 2007.

Lights, Camera…Legal Action, Connecticut Law Tribune, July 25, 2007.

A World of trouble; Livingston man fights pageant over Web sites, Newark Star Ledger, July 24, 2005.

Justices united against Internet piracy; Software makers could face the music for illegal downloads, Newark Star Ledger, Tuesday, June 28, 2005.