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Robert P. Lord

Robert P. Lord

Osha Liang LLP

Houston, TX, USA


PRACTICE AREAS AND INDUSTRIES SERVED 

Robert Lord practices patent prosecution, trademark, copyright, litigation and IP counseling in the, software, finance, consumer electronics, architecture, medical, oilfield, high-technology, and telecommunications industries.

EXPERIENCE

Mr. Lord's practice focuses on patent prosecution, portfolio management, client counseling, licensing, and ITC/Federal Court litigation in the fields of software engineering, business methods, and computer engineering. As a software developer prior to practicing law, Mr. Lord worked on projects for the IRS, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Baylor University, Southwestern Publishing/Dryden Press, and Apple Computer.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS 

  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Intellectual Property Owner's Association, Software and Business Methods Committee for the 2006-2016 terms
  • State Bar of Texas, Intellectual Property and Law Practice Management sections

PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • 2015 Top 10 Allowance Rate for Art Groups 2100, 3600, and e-commerce art units (3620s, 3680s, and 3690s) by Juristat
  • "America's Top Patent Prosecutors of 2011," Patent Buddy (2011)
  • "Texas Rising Stars," Texas Super Lawyers (2005)

PUBLICATIONS

  • Co-author, "Patent Prosecution for Litigators," PLI Fundamentals of Patent Litigation (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • "Navigating the Details Behind Patent Law," North American Windpower (2010)
  • Co-author, "A Practical Approach to Protection of Graphical User Interfaces in the United States of America," Intellectual Property Owner's Association White Paper (2009)
  • "Attorney-Client Privilege Issues Involving Opinion Letters on Patent Infringement, Enforcement, and Validity," Patent Times (2002)

PRESENTATIONS

  • Legal Masterminds: Big Data & Hi-tech Privacy Law Issues, Palo Alto, California (2015)
  • New Guidance from USPTO Regarding Subject Matter Eligibility under 35 USC 101, Houston, Texas (2015)
  • Design Patents in the United States:Preparation, Prosecution, and Enforcement, Houston, Texas (2015)
  • IP Roadshow: Patent Prosecution at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), Sunnyvale, CA (2015)
  • Safeguarding Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) Today and Beyond (IPO Webinar, 2015)
  • Legal Masterminds: TRADE SECRETS:“The Other IP Protection”, Palo Alto, California (2015)
  • Advanced Training Lecture:Business Methods and CBM Review, Houston, Texas (2015)
  • "Patent Prosecution for Litigators," New York City, New York (2013-2015)
  • Legal Masterminds Series—“Social Media Law,” Santa Clara, California (2013)
  • "Section 337 Proceedings at the U.S. International Trade Commission," Hangzhou, China (2012)
  • "The Litigation Process in the U.S.—How did I get here?Can I get out? Is there a way to avoid it altogether?," Nanjing, Beijing, Ningbo, and Suzhou, China (2012)
  • Legal Masterminds Series—“International Implications of Intellectual Property,” San Jose, California (2012)
  • "Practical Intellectual Property Guidance for HTC Advisors," Houston, Texas (2011)
  • "Practical Applications of Intellectual Property in the Wind Industry," Anaheim, California (2011)
  • "No Mirage: How to Attain an Emerging or High Tech Patent in Less Than One Year," Silicon Valley, California (2011)
  • "Fast Tracking Patents for Emission and Renewable Technologies," Phoenix, Arizona (2011)

REPRESENTATIVE Litigation

  • Dicon Fiberoptics v. Preciseley Technologies (NDCA 3:15-cv-01362)
  • Prosper Funding v. Prosper Capital, et al, (EDMO 4:15-cv-01408)
  • Certain Kinesiotherapy Devices and Components Thereof, ITC Inv. 337-TA-823
  • LELO Inc. v. ITC (Fed. Cir. 13-1582-LP)
  • Lelo, Inc. v. Standard Innovation Corporation, et al., (NDCA 13-01393)
  • Recognia, Inc. v. MDIO Software CC et al, (SDTX 4:13-cv-02195)
  • Markets-Alert Pty. Ltd. v. The Charles Schwab Corporation, et al, (D. Dela. 12-781)
  • Standard Innovation Corp. v. Leloi AB, et al, (SDTX 4:11-cv-1172)
  • Plandraft, Inc. v. Providian Manor Homes, L.P., et al, (SDTX 4:10-cv-03739)
  • Prompt Medical Systems, L.P. v. IMEDICA Corporation (SDTX 4:2009-cv-01286)
  • Wood, et al v. B L Building Co., et al, (SDTX 4:2003-cv-00713)
  • Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc. v. Oakwood Custom Homebuilders LLC, et al, (SDTX4:2005-cv-03066)
  • T-Netix Inc v. WorldCom Inc., et al, (EDTX 2:2001-cv-00189)

REPRESENTATIVE Post-Grant REview ProceeDings

  • IPR2014-00148 and IPR2014-00907 (Petitioner)
  • IPR2015-01728 (Petitioner)
  • IPR2015-01728 (Petitioner)
  • IPR2015-01739, IPR2015-01740, IPR2015-01741, IPR2015-01742, and IPR2015-01743 (Patent Owner)
  • IPR2016-00463, IPR2016-00464, IPR2016-00465, and IPR2016-00563 (Patent Owner)

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Baylor University School of Law (1994)
  • B.A., Computer Science, Baylor University (1991)

ADMISSIONS

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

CIVIC

  • City Councilmember for Bunker Hill Village, Texas
  • Drainage Committee Member for Bunker Hill Village, Texas
  • Former School Board Member for St. Joseph of Cupertino School, Cupertino, CA
Robert P. Lord is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Patent Prosecution for Litigators - Fundamentals of Patent Litigation 2017, Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Patent Prosecution for Litigators - Fundamentals of Patent Litigation 2017, Thursday, March 23, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Patent Prosecution for Litigators - Patent Prosecution for Litigators, Thursday, March 23, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Patent Prosecution for Litigators - Patent Prosecution for Litigators, Thursday, March 23, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Patent Prosecution for Litigators - Patent Prosecution for Litigators, Thursday, March 23, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Fundamentals of Patent Litigation 2017, Saturday, March 25, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Fundamentals of Patent Litigation 2018, Tuesday, March 20, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Fundamentals of Patent Litigation 2018, Tuesday, March 20, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Fundamentals of Patent Litigation 2018, Tuesday, March 20, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Fundamentals of Patent Litigation 2018, Tuesday, March 20, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Fundamentals of Patent Litigation 2018, Tuesday, March 20, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
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