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Robert A. Cote

Robert A. Cote

McKool Smith

New York, NY, USA


Robert Cote is the managing principal of McKool Smith's New York office. Robert is a nationally recognized patent litigator and trial lawyer and is ranked #2 among the “Top 50 Best Performing Attorneys representing Patent Owners” by Patexia, a patent research platform. His practice is focused on litigation and trials involving patents, trade secrets, and IP-related unfair competition and antitrust matters. His practice includes jury and bench trials, Markman hearings, Inter partes reviews (IPRs) before the United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and appellate practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. His clients span the spectrum from Fortune 500 companies to emerging companies, both U.S. and international.

Robert’s successful representations in patent litigation have helped the firm secure rankings as “Patent Plaintiff Firm of the Year” and “Intellectual Property Firm of the Year” from leading legal publications such as Managing IP and Benchmark Litigation.Courtroom successes like Robert's have also earned McKool Smith critical acclaim and helped the firm become what The Wall Street Journal describes as “one of the biggest law firm success stories of the past decade.”

Robert has practiced in federal courts throughout the United States, including in the Eastern District of Texas, Southern District of Texas, Western District of Texas, District of Delaware, Eastern District of Virginia, Central District of California, Southern District of California, Northern District of California, Northern District of Illinois, Northern District of Georgia, Southern District of Ohio, Northern District of Ohio, District of Utah, District of Connecticut, Eastern District of New York, and Southern District of New York.
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