Biography

With almost 20 years of patent prosecution experience under his belt, Robert Lord relies on a wealth of sound legal and business-savvy approaches to solving client’s IP issues. Robert’s practice focuses on patent prosecution, portfolio management, due diligence, client counseling, licensing, and ITC/Federal Court litigation in the fields of software engineering, business methods, and computer engineering. 

From a technology standpoint, Robert has experience handling IP matters requiring technical competence ranging from front-end graphical user interfaces to massively parallel processing cycle-based systems for circuit design.  As a software developer prior to practicing law, he worked on programming projects for the IRS, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Baylor University, Southwestern Publishing/Dryden Press, and Apple Computer.

Mr. Lord is in charge of the firm’s prosecution practice and manages over 3,000 active IP matters (patent, trademark, and copyright) for numerous medium-to-large companies, while still being intimately involved in daily patent prosecution matters. Mr. Lord is frequently requested to lecture at seminars and hold presentations regarding various IP subject of high interest to the IP community and hi-tech leaders around the world.  As a result, he is a member of the Texas Bar College recognizing his commitment to continuing legal education.

Bar Admissions

- State Bar of Texas (1994)

- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2000)

- U.S. District Court:  Southern District of Texas; Northern District of Texas; Eastern District of Texas;

- Western District of Texas; U.S. Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit

Education

- Baylor University School of Law; J.D. (1994)

- Baylor University; B.A. Computer Science (1991)

Representative Presentations

- “Patent Prosecution for Litigators,” Practicing Law Institute - New York City, New York (2013-2018)

- “Acquiring and Polishing your Intellectual Property” Xuzhou, China (2018)

- “Legal Masterminds: Startup Bootcamp”, San Francisco Bay Area, California (2018)

- “Litigation & Licensing,” Ningbo and Suzhou, China; Taipei, Taiwan (2017)

- “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)

Representative Contentious Matters

- RW IP Holdings, LLC v. Standard Innovation Corp., et. al. Civil Action No. 17-cv-12060-DJC

- 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

- IPR2014-00148 and IPR2014-00907 (Petitioner)

- IPR2015-01739, IPR2015-01740, IPR2015-01741, IPR2015-01742, and IPR2015-01743 (Patent Owner)

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