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  • Temple University, Beasley School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • University of Maryland, College Park, Clark School of Engineering, Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering
Robert D. Leonard
Professional Experience

Rob’s practice includes prosecuting patent applications in anticipation of litigation, prosecuting family members of patents in litigation, developing claim charts and patent validity and infringement analysis, and counseling clients on portfolio strategy.  Rob is comfortable directing worldwide prosecution, particularly in Europe and Asia.

Client Work

Rob works closely with clients counseling them on IP strategies for securing intellectual property rights and monetizing those rights. This includes patent portfolio development and strategy, patent acquisition due diligence, patent divestitures, and mining of currently owned patent assets. Rob understands the importance of client service. He has worked at two large, publicly traded companies in an in-house capacity.

While Rob’s technical experience is broad, his current focus is in display technologies and in wireless communications, including: UMTS (HSDPA and HSUPA), LTE, WiMAX, and WiFi.

Previous Work

Prior to joining the firm, Rob worked as a process engineer manufacturing specialty chemicals and pharmaceuticals.  Rob also designed and constructed process equipment and associated control systems and electronics (cell culture reactors, fermentors, and filtration units) for several large biopharmaceutical companies.

Professional Activities

Rob is an active participant and member of the Licensing Executives Society (LES).

Publications and Recognitions

The Current Smartphone Patent Landscape: The Importance of Standard-Essential and Implementation Patents, New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, 46, (Oct. 2012)

Patent Law is Changing – and Staying the Same, The Legal Intelligencer, July 27, 2011.

Rob was selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, published by Thomson Reuters, from 2012-2017.

Bar and Court Admissions

Pennsylvania Bar
Registered Patent Attorney, United States Patent and Trademark Office

Life Beyond the Law

The best part of my day is around mile three of a five miler.