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Robert P. Taylor

Robert P. Taylor

RPT Legal Strategies PC

San Francisco, CA, USA


Bob Taylor is the founder and owner of RPT Legal Strategies PC in San Francisco and Palo Alto, providing legal and business advice to companies and investors with respect to all aspects of intellectual property and related fields of endeavor.  He also serves as a Venture Advisor to New Enterprise Associates and as a patent law expert for the National Venture Capital Association.

For more than 30 years, Bob focused primarily on intellectual property litigation, serving as lead trial counsel and/or appellate counsel in dozens of patent, copyright, trade secret and antitrust cases involving a wide range of technologies and industries.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers,  a former chair of the Antitrust Section of American Bar Association, and a Lifetime Member of the American Law Institute.

Bob has written and lectured extensively on the business and legal problems associated with both intellectual property protection and the laws related to competition.  He served for several years as the co-chair of the Antitrust Committee of Intellectual Property Owners Association and also as a Member of IPO’s Amicus Committee.  Bob also served as a member of the 1992 Commission on Patent Law Reform.

Bob holds a J.D degree from Georgetown University Law Center and was a member of the editorial board of the Georgetown Law Journal.  He holds a B.S.E.E degree from the University of Arizona and was elected to Tau Beta Pi. 

Robert P. Taylor is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Declaratory Judgments Ten Years After Medimmune (July 16, 2017) - Advanced Patent Licensing 2017, Thursday, September 28, 2017
Patent Exhaustion 2017: Ageless Wisdom from the 17th Century - Intellectual Property Law Institute 2017, Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Intellectual Property Rights Meet Antitrust Law: Outcomes Without Principles (February 20, 2018) - Developments in Antitrust Law & Regulation 2018, Monday, April 16, 2018
Declaratory Judgments Ten Years After Medimmune (July 6, 2018) - Advanced Patent Licensing 2018, Friday, September 14, 2018
Intellectual Property Rights Meet Antitrust Law: Outcomes Without Limiting Principles (August 6, 2018) - Intellectual Property Law Institute 2018, Monday, October 01, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Patent Monetization Tactics - Patent Monetization Tactics, Thursday, September 28, 2017
Contractual Limits on IP Licensees and Customers - Contractual Limits on IP Licensees and Customers, Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Current Legal Problems at the Interface of IP Law and Competition Law                                                              - Current Legal Problems at the Interface of IP Law and Competition Law                                                             , Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Opening the Negotiation; Strategic & Business Aspects of Structuring the Patent License Agreement Grant - Opening the Negotiation; Strategic & Business Aspects of Structuring the Patent License Agreement Grant, Monday, September 17, 2018
Reconciling IP Protection with Antitrust and Competition Laws - Reconciling IP Protection with Antitrust and Competition Laws, Tuesday, October 09, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Patent Monetization Tactics - Patent Monetization Tactics, Thursday, September 28, 2017
Contractual Limits on IP Licensees and Customers - Contractual Limits on IP Licensees and Customers, Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Current Legal Problems at the Interface of IP Law and Competition Law                                                              - Current Legal Problems at the Interface of IP Law and Competition Law                                                             , Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Opening the Negotiation; Strategic & Business Aspects of Structuring the Patent License Agreement Grant - Opening the Negotiation; Strategic & Business Aspects of Structuring the Patent License Agreement Grant, Monday, September 17, 2018
Reconciling IP Protection with Antitrust and Competition Laws - Reconciling IP Protection with Antitrust and Competition Laws, Tuesday, October 09, 2018
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Intellectual Property Law Institute 2017
Intellectual Property Law Institute 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Current Legal Problems at the Interface of IP Law and Competition Law                                                              - Antitrust: Developments & Hot Topics 2018, Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Opening the Negotiation; Strategic & Business Aspects of Structuring the Patent License Agreement Grant - Advanced Patent Licensing 2018, Monday, September 17, 2018
Reconciling IP Protection with Antitrust and Competition Laws - Intellectual Property Law Institute 2018, Tuesday, October 09, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Current Legal Problems at the Interface of IP Law and Competition Law                                                              - Current Legal Problems at the Interface of IP Law and Competition Law                                                             , Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Opening the Negotiation; Strategic & Business Aspects of Structuring the Patent License Agreement Grant - Opening the Negotiation; Strategic & Business Aspects of Structuring the Patent License Agreement Grant, Monday, September 17, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Antitrust: Developments & Hot Topics 2018, Friday, April 20, 2018, New York, NY
Advanced Patent Licensing 2018, Friday, September 21, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Intellectual Property Law Institute 2018, Tuesday, October 09, 2018, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Intellectual Property Law Institute 2018, Monday, October 22, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Intellectual Property Law Institute 2019, Monday, September 23, 2019, New York, NY
Intellectual Property Law Institute 2019, Monday, October 21, 2019, San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Intellectual Property Law Institute 2018, Monday, October 22, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Intellectual Property Law Institute 2019, Monday, September 23, 2019, New York, NY
Intellectual Property Law Institute 2019, Monday, October 21, 2019, San Francisco, CA
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