Robert is a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property and Complex Litigation Sections. His practice includes civil litigation in state and federal court at both the trial and appellate level. Robert has substantial experience litigating and counseling clients in complex litigation and intellectual property matters, including disputes involving patent, trademark and copyright infringement, trade secret violations, unfair competition and antitrust claims.
Prior to joining Troutman Sanders, Robert clerked for the Honorable James C. Cacheris, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Robert regularly represents litigants in all three divisions of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and has published articles and made presentations about litigating intellectual property disputes in that forum.
Robert is a member of the firm's Associate Review Committee and is co-chair of the firm’s Electronic Discovery and Data Management Practice Team.