Thomas Horstemeyer, LLP
Robert represents and advises clients in all areas of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, and related licensing and employment issues.
Robert’s experience in patent law spans virtually all stages of the life cycle of a patent. At the beginning of his legal career, his practice focused on drafting and prosecuting patent applications for some of the world’s largest and most innovative companies and universities. As his career progressed, the scope of his patent practice shifted and now focuses on enforcing issued patents, defending against claims of patent infringement, and drafting and prosecuting high-quality patent applications for technology that is especially important for his clients’ business needs.
Robert has extensive experience in post-grant patent proceedings, including representing patent owners and challengers in inter partes review (IPR), covered business method (CBM), ex parte reexamination, reissue, and interference proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Robert also maintains PostGrantReport.com, a blog focusing on news and cases related to post-grant patent proceedings.
In addition to his patent law practice, Robert represents and counsels clients in trademark acquisition and litigation, copyright acquisition and litigation, trade secret litigation, intellectual property licensing, and employment law issues related to intellectual property.