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Robert counsels on IP issues involving electrical, computer, semiconductor, display, automotive, and mechanical technologies. An intellectual property strategist, he advises businesses on litigation, licensing, patent procurement, and portfolio development, and has participated in more than 200 patent licensing negotiations and transactions. Robert also offers IP opinions and litigates cases in courts throughout the United States.
With undergraduate degrees in computer science and electrical engineering, Robert has experience with many of the world's leading electronics companies in licensing negotiations, litigation, and transactions. He develops and executes many portfolio license initiatives, including completing one licensing agreement for computer-related IP in a deal valued at more than $150 million. Robert was recognized in 2017 by the National Law Journal as an Intellectual Property Trailblazer.
In addition to litigating patent cases across the United States, Robert advises both complainants and respondents in Section 337 investigations before the US International Trade Commission.
Prior to launching PV Law LLP in 2020, Robert was a partner and the founder of the patent practice and co-practice group chair of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP's Intellectual Property Practice Group. Previously, he was a partner at the leading IP boutique, Finnegan, Henderson, where he led the electrical and computer practice group and where he also worked as a foreign law consultant in a Tokyo law office to establish a presence for the firm in Japan.
Robert served as a technical adviser to the Honorable Judge Phillip B. Baldwin of the Court of Customs and Patent Appeals (the predecessor court to the Federal Circuit) before entering private practice.
He was a computer engineer prior to entering the legal field.
- Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
- J.D. - 1978
- Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
- B.S. - 1972
- Major: Electrical Engineering
- Major: Computer Science
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office