Howard I. Sobelman

Howard I. Sobelman: Attorney with Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. AV stamp icon
  • Partner at Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (433 Attorneys)
  • One Arizona Center, 400 East Van Buren Street, Suite 1900, Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Biography

Howard Sobelman's practice is concentrated in intellectual property law, including patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, licensing and due diligence. His practice includes blockchain technologies, big data, software, hardware, internet, business methods, aerospace, solar tracking, financial services, financial planning, insurance products, medical products, mechanical, biotechnology, fiber optics, holography, and various other technologies. In addition, Howard has worked with a number of clients to develop creative global protection strategies.

Representative Presentations and Publications

• Blockchain Technology and Patenting Overview, Co-Presenter (November 6, 2017)

Professional Recognition and Awards

•Certified Licensing Professional (CLP)
•Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
•IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine (2015-2018)
•The Best Lawyers in America, Copyright Law, Patent Law, Trademark Law (2012-2019); Intellectual Property Litigation (2014-2019); Intellectual Property Law (2008-2011)
•Phoenix Lawyer of the Year, Patent Law (2016)
•Phoenix Lawyer of the Year, Intellectual Property Litigation (2015)
•Phoenix Lawyer of the Year, Copyright Law (2014)
•Phoenix Lawyer of the Year, Patent Law (2013)
•The Best Lawyers in America, Business Edition, Intellectual Property Law (2012)
•Southwest Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property (2007-2016)
•Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property - Business Edition (2011)
•Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property - Corporate Counsel Edition (2008-2010)
•Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Attorneys, Intellectual Property Law (2010-2011)
•Arizona's Top Lawyers, AzBusiness Magazine (2010)
•Forty Under 40, Phoenix Business Journal (2004)
•Outstanding Volunteer Award, Arizona State University Homeless Legal Assistance Project

Community Involvement

•First Place AZ, Board of Directors (May 2018-present)
•Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center, Board (2005-present), Board Chair (2008-2017)
•CASS Homeless Shelter, Board Member (2000-2005)
•Trial Court Appointment Commission Selection Committee
•Homeless Legal Assistance Project, Board of Directors (1993-1999), Chair (1998-1999)
•University of Arizona, Legislative Liaison
•Pappas School for Homeless Children
•Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer
•St. Vincent DePaul Food Bank, Volunteer
•Arizona Autism Society
•Vista Monterey Homeowners Association, Board President

Other Professional Experience

•Jones, Skelton and Hochuli, Attorney, Phoenix, AZ (1994-1995)
•Lewis and Roca, Legal Analyst, Phoenix, AZ (1993)
•Arizona State Senate, Legal Intern, Phoenix, AZ (Spring 1993)
•United States Congress, Legal Intern, Washington, DC (Summer 1992)
•General Electric Medical Systems, Diagnostic Imaging Representative, Dallas, Milwaukee, Los Angeles (1989-1991)
•Pima County Public Defender, Legal Investigator, Tucson, AZ (Summer 1988)
•Honeywell, Inc., Fiber Optics Researcher, Phoenix, AZ (Summer 1987)

Related News & Events

Aug 15
139 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers Listed as Leaders in Their Fields by The Best Lawyers in America 2019 Eleven Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2019 Lawyer of the Year

May 30
Managing Intellectual Property Magazine Ranks Five Snell & Wilmer Attorneys in the IP Stars Publication for the Fourth Year

Aug 15
The Best Lawyers in America 2018 Lists 133 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in Their Field

May 30
Five Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Ranked in the Managing Intellectual Property Magazine IP Stars Publication

Aug 15
The Best Lawyers in America 2017 Lists 125 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers As Leaders In Their Field In addition, 15 Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2017 “Lawyer of the Year”

Jun 22
Managing Intellectual Property Magazine Ranks Five Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as “IP Stars” Two Years in a Row

Apr 11
Southwest Super Lawyers 2016 Recognizes 73 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Feb 26
Snell & Wilmer Ranked #3 in the United States for Allowances of Business Method Patents by Juristat

Aug 17
The Best Lawyers in America 2016 Lists 128 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in their Field In addition, 19 Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2016 “Lawyer of the Year”

Jun 05
Managing Intellectual Property Magazine Ranks Five Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as “IP Stars”

Apr 10
Southwest Super Lawyers 2015 Recognizes 73 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Aug 18
The Best Lawyers in America 2015 Lists 123 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in Their Field

Jun 13
Managing Intellectual Property Magazine Names Four Snell & Wilmer Partners as Arizona IP Stars

Sep 09
Best Lawyers in America Names Nine Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as “Lawyers of the Year”

Aug 19
The Best Lawyers in America 2014 Recognizes 119 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Aug 12
Super Lawyers 2013 Recognizes 96 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Also Names 45 Firm Attorneys to the 2013 Rising Stars List

Jul 22
Four Snell & Wilmer Partners Named “IP Stars” by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine

Sep 18
Best Lawyers in America Names 18 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as Lawyers of the Year

Sep 04
The Best Lawyers in America 2013 Recognizes 114 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Jun 27
Super Lawyers 2012 Recognizes 80 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Sep 06
The Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 99 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Jul 29
Snell & Wilmer Congratulates its 99 Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2011

Jun 20
Super Lawyers 2011 Recognizes 74 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Also Names 21 Firm Attorneys to the 2011 Rising Stars List

Oct 21
Ninety-Nine Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2011

Jun 22
Sixty-Seven Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Named as Super Lawyers 2010

Aug 01
Ninety-Eight Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2010

Jul 10
Law & Politics Selects 75 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as 2009 Super Lawyers

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Asia
  • Blockchain and Digital Currency
  • Data Centers
  • Europe
  • Intellectual Property and Technology
  • International
  • Life Sciences and Medical Technology
  • Patent Prosecution and Counseling

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
602.382.6228  Phone
www.swlaw.com
University Attended:
University of Arizona, B.S., Engineering Physics, magna cum laude, 1989
Law School Attended:
Arizona State University, College of Law, J.D., 1993
Year of First Admission:
1994
Admission:
United States District Court, District of Arizona; Arizona; United States Patent and Trademark Office; Supreme Court of Arizona
Memberships:

Professional Memberships & Activities

•State Bar of Arizona
•Intellectual Property Section
•Maricopa County Bar Association
•American Bar Association

Birth Information:
New Brunswick, New Jersey, September 24, 1967
ISLN:
900478695

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (21 reviews)
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  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    5.0/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.9/5.0
  • Judgment

    5.0/5.0
  • Communication

    4.9/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    5.0/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 10/09/15 in Intellectual Property

    Not only is he an excellent lawyer but he is a genuine and kind person - devoted to his family and the community.

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 10/08/15 in Patents

    Somewhat cliche, but Howard is the "best of the best."

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