Of Counsel

Mr. Robert Katz, J.D.  |  Patent Attorney  


Robert Katz has practiced intellectual property law for almost 40 years.  His experience encompasses virtually every aspect of intellectual property law.

Robert has been first chair in a large number of patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, and trade secret cases including jury trials, and has also handled arbitrations and mediations. He has obtained and opposed preliminary injunctions and briefed and argued appeals in State and Federal Courts. Robert has also handled patent interferences, reissues, IPR’s and Derivation proceedings, and reexamination proceedings as well as trademark oppositions and cancellations in the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

In addition to his active litigation practice, he has counseled clients on patent and trademark validity and infringement issues, has negotiated and drafted numerous license agreements, and has prepared and prosecuted numerous  patent applications in many different areas of technology. Those technologies emphasize inorganic and organic chemistry, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, but also include medical devices, materials science, polymer chemistry, nanotechnology, semiconductors, nuclear energy, and green technology.



  • Stern Graduate School of Business at New York University – Guest Lecturer, Intellectual Property Law (1990-1995)

  • Columbia University School of Business – Guest Lecturer, Intellectual Property Law (2000-2004)

  • University of Hong Kong – Guest Lecturer, Intellectual Property Law (2011)

  • Chinese University of Hong Kong – Guest Lecturer, Intellectual Property Law (2012)

  • Practicing Law Institute – taught Advanced Patent Prosecution and Amendment Practice Course (1995-2000)



  • Case Western Reserve University (J.D. 1980)

  • Editor, Case Western Reserve University Law Review (1978-79)

  • Columbia University (B.A., Chemistry, 1975)

  • Varsity Swimming Team



  • State of New York

  • State of Illinois

  • Registered U.S. Patent Attorney

  • United States Supreme Court

  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

  • Northern District of Illinois

  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fifth, Seventh, Ninth and Federal Circuits



  • Conner Inns of Court – Charter Member (2008)

  • Martindale Hubble – AV Rating Excellence (2008–present)

  • Expert witness for several patent and trademark cases

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (Chair, Biotech Patent Appeals Committee)

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association

  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association

  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York

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