Krongold Law Corporation is a full-service boutique litigation law firm located in the heart of Orange County, California. It was founded with one simple mission: to provide individual attention to high-end clients who need aggressive legal representation.
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Steve Krongold’s practice is based in Orange County, California, where he specializes in real estate and business litigation in state and federal courts. Steve was a partner in the Trial and Intellectual Property Groups of Arter & Hadden, LLP, where he represented Fortune 500 companies such as Computer Associates, Tatung Co., ConAgra Foods, K-Mart and Fortune Brands.
Mr. Krongold filed several cases of first impression. He tested the limits of the fair use defense under the Copyright Act for Internet search engines that display thumbnail” and in-line links to full-size images. Kelly v. Arriba Soft Corp., 77 F.Supp.2d 1116, aff’d in part, 336 F.3d 811 (9th Cir. 2003). He was the first to seek ownership of virtual goods created by users of massively multi-player online games. Blacksnow Interactive vs. Mythic Entertainment, Case No. 02–CV–00112-GLT (C.D. Cal. 2002).
Mr. Krongold worked on a number of high profile matters, such as the Lincoln Savings Securities Fraud Class Action against Charles H. Keating, Jr., the Orange County bankruptcy litigation against Robert L. Citron, and numerous fraud prosecutions brought by the U.S. Attorneys Office and the Orange County District Attorneys Office. Mr. Krongold has experience with federal agency cases brought by the FTC, SEC and CFTC. He has successfully handled a number of sensitive trade secret misappropriation cases involving the alleged theft of designs, drawings, and sales data.
Mr. Krongold taught seminars sponsored by the California Bar Association and the Orange County Patent Law Association. He served on the Board of the Whittier Law School Intellectual Property Institute. He is an active member of the American Bar Association.
Mr. Krongold published a number of articles on intellectual property, including: Copyright Protection on the Internet, Association of Business Trial Lawyers (September 2000 Newsletter); Peer-to-Peer Technology, Intellectual Property Today (June 2001; Vol. 8, No. 6); U.S. e-tailers Find Implementing E-SIGN Difficult, World e-Business Law Report (August 28, 2001); Ninth Circuit Rules That Displaying Full-Size Images on Web Site Constitutes Violation of U.S. Copyright Laws, New Matter, State Bar of California IP Section (Spring 2002; Vol. 27, No. 1); Copyright/Internet Law Updates, Arter & Hadden, LLP (2002-2003).
Born and raised in Southern California, Mr. Krongold received his J.D. from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California, and his B.A. in Economics from U.C.L.A. He made Dean’s List at both UCLA and Loyola Law School.
Mr. Krongold is admitted to practice before the California Supreme Court, the U.S. Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of California.
Mr. Krongold is married with four children.