Craig McRobbie works directly with inventors to prepare patent applications in the areas of biotechnology, biochemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry and biology. Mr. McRobbie prosecutes patent applications including corresponding with clients and preparing replies to all USPTO correspondence. Mr. McRobbie handles cases before the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and prepares patentability, non-infringement, validity and freedom-to-operate opinions.
Mr. McRobbie has experience with PCT and foreign national stage prosecution of patents on behalf of clients and counsels clients on international patent portfolios. He has practiced in the intellectual property field since 1996, specializing in chemistry and biotechnology.
Mr. McRobbie graduated from McMaster University in 1996, after which he obtained a degree from the George Mason University School of Law in 2002 where he was the recipient of the Giles S. Rich Intellectual Property Award. He passed the bar in Virginia in 2003 and is registered to practice before the USPTO. He is involved with the American Bar Association and the American Intellectual Property Law Association. Mr. McRobbie has presented at various venues including the Norwegian Patent Office (Patentstyret), the Swedish Patent Office (PRV), and the PLI Patent Law Institute. He has also taught a course for the Japan Intellectual Property Association (JIPA).