Seth D. Greenstein is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Constantine Cannon, whose practice concentrates on intellectual property and antitrust litigation and licensing issues. Seth Greenstein has litigated copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, and antitrust cases involving technology and software products before the federal district courts and courts of appeal, the Federal Trade Commission, the International Trade Commission, and in arbitrations. He has represented Internet, cable, and satellite digital music services in rate-setting arbitrations before the Copyright Royalty Board and Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panels, and in numerous administrative proceedings before the Copyright Office. His litigation experience also includes numerous cases involving antitrust and unfair competition law, as well as contract and complex business tort issues in federal and state courts.
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Mr. Greenstein’s practice includes advice and advocacy on legislative and policy issues relating to intellectual property and high technology products and services. Since the early 1990’s, he has represented the interests of information technology and consumer electronics companies before Congress, and in inter-industry discussions with respect to digital content protection systems for high-value video content. He has represented clients at the Federal Communications Commission concerning the delivery and protection of broadcast, cable and satellite video content, and has advised companies concerning over-the-top video services. In June 1998, he co-founded and through 2005 served as counsel to the Digital Media Association, a trade association advocating the interests of technology companies involved in the protection and delivery of audio and audio-visual works over the Internet and other digital networks. He testified on their behalf before a House Subcommittee considering the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998. From 1991-2006, he participated in committee meetings of experts of the World Intellectual Property Organization, including toward drafting a broadcaster rights treaty against international signal piracy; the December 1996 Diplomatic Conference which resulted in the WIPO Copyright and Performances and Phonograms Treaties; and, a model copyright law. His experience also includes advising clients concerning the licensing of patents, technology, copyrighted works and trademarks.
Mr. Greenstein is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland, and is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the United States, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Second Circuit, Fourth Circuit, Fifth Circuit, Sixth Circuit, Seventh Circuit, Ninth Circuit, and D.C. Circuit. Prior to joining Constantine Cannon in 2006, Mr. Greenstein was a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of McDermott, Will & Emery.
Mr. Greenstein is a frequent speaker on issues involving copyright and new technology, and has published articles on copyright, computer law, and licensing issues for numerous publications. Selected materials are listed below.
Partner Seth Greenstein published an article in the Disruptive Competition blog, So, the Supreme Court Preserves Security Research from the CFAA (June 9, 2021). Click...Read More
Seth Greenstein testified on September 16 at the Senate Judiciary Intellectual Property Subcommittee hearing on “Are Reforms to Section 1201 Needed and Warranted?” Click here...Read More