Mr. Rothenberg is currently director of new business development for Harcourt Assessment, where he is responsible for developing and managing relationships with government and corporate partners in the United States and Europe. Duties include identifying, researching and developing new markets. He is responsible for initiating and closing significant new initiatives with the FAA, department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, Department of Education, Boeing, BellSouth, ETS and others. He has been with Harcourt since 2004.
Prior to joining Harcourt, Mr. Rothenberg co-founded and served as president/CEO of AdvanceWork, Inc., a venture-backed software start-up which developed and marketed software and services for handheld devices. In 1991, he co-founded Syracuse Language Systems, a start-up software company developed through successful technology transfer from Syracuse University; he served in various capacities with the company until 2000.
Mr. Rotherberg’s areas of expertise include, but are not limited, to extensive experience in drafting and negotiating agreements necessary to manage a technology-based company. His patent litigation experience provides practical knowledge useful in developing legally defensible IP positions. He has negotiated and implemented deals in a wide variety of areas including joint ventures, distribution partnerships, technology licensing agreements and equity investments.
Mr. Rothenberg earned his JD in 1988 from Georgetown University Law Center where he graduated Cum Laude. He is a member of the Bar in Maryland and Washington, DC and has been a member of the Patent Bar since 1989. He earned BS in biochemistry from Syracuse University and received his master’s in biophysics from the University of Connecticut.
As founding member of the board of directors, Syracuse International Film Festival, he served as a member of the executive committee and long range planning committee until 2006. Recent board affiliations include The RedHouse; Glottal Enterprises; Joan Rothberg Family Foundation; and the Case Center. He currently co-chairs the Town of Skaneateles Aquatic Invasive Species Committee and serves as president of Skaneateles Lake Milfoil Eradication Corporation.