Bob Taylor is Senior Counsel in the San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices of Arnold & Porter. He joined the firm in September 2010, specializing in antitrust, intellectual property and related fields of law. For more than 35 years, he has managed all aspects of litigation in these areas, including lengthy, complex jury trials, appeals, class action and motion practice and international arbitration.
Mr. Taylor has been lead counsel in numerous intellectual property matters involving a wide range of technologies that includes social network gaming, SaaS software, microprocessors, liquid chromatography devices, DNA arrays, gene sequences, genetic expression of proteins, semiconductor manufacturing equipment and processes, network switching equipment, digital memory devices, accelerator chips used in high-speed computer graphics, microfiltration devices, water desalination equipment, erasable ink chemistry, digitally-programmable hearing aids, processes and catalysts for making polypropylene, automotive electronics products, zeolite desiccants, surgical devices, communications satellites, and contact lenses.
Mr. Taylor is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is a former Chair of the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association (1991-92). He was a member of the Advisory Commission on Patent Law Reform, whose report was presented to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce in August 1992, proposing certain changes in U.S. patent laws. He is a lifetime member of the American Law Institute. He has lectured and written extensively with respect to numerous antitrust and patent law problems, including in particular the legal relationships between antitrust law and intellectual property rights. He is a former Patent Examiner.
Mr. Taylor has been recognized by "Best Lawyers in America," Chambers Guide to "America's Leading Lawyers for Business", and San Francisco magazine as one of Northern California's "Super Lawyers."