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Robert Silverman

Foley & Lardner LLP

Boston, MA, USA

Robert J. Silverman is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP. His experience encompasses a broad range of technologies, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, software, electronics, medical imaging systems, automobile engines, and sporting goods. Mr. Silverman is a member of the firm’s IP Litigation and Electronics Practices and Emerging Technologies and Sports Industry Teams.
Prior to joining Foley, Mr. Silverman was a partner at Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi, LLP and a principal at Fish & Richardson P.C., where he counseled clients on a variety of intellectual property matters and represented them in litigation in state and federal courts and in the prosecution of patents before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
He is the co-author of Instruments and the Imagination, a widely acclaimed book about the historical development of scientific instruments, published by Princeton University Press. His interest in intellectual property law grew out of his study of the history of invention and scientific discovery – subjects he began examining as an undergraduate at Cornell University, where he also undertook a broad education in science and engineering disciplines.

Mr. Silverman was selected for inclusion in the 2005 and 2006 Massachusetts Super Lawyers – Rising Stars® lists, a designation granted to approximately 2.5 percent of the best up-and-coming attorneys in the state. He is also the co-chair of the Intellectual Property Law Committee for the Boston Bar Association.
Mr. Silverman graduated from the New York University School of Law (J.D.), where he was a member of the Moot Court Board and the Jessup International Law Moot Court Team and was awarded the ASCAP Nathan Burkan Memorial Prize for Copyright Law; the University of Washington (Ph.D., history of science and technology); and Cornell University (B.A., cum laude, history).


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