Main phone
215.568.6400
Education
  • Temple University, Beasley School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Maryland, College Park, Clark School of Engineering, Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering
Robert D. Leonard
Professional Experience

Rob’s practice includes patent prosecution 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 experienced directing worldwide patent prosecution, particularly in Europe and Asia.

Client Work
Rob works closely with clients on developing and implementing their IP strategies for both securing intellectual property rights and monetizing those rights. Rob is experienced in 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 and relationships.  He has worked at two large, publicly traded companies in an in-house capacity and understands that perspective.

While Rob’s technical experience is broad, his current focus is in display technologies and in wireless communications, including: LTE, 5G New Radio, and IEEE 802.11 WiFi technologies.

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
I’m a travel and exercise enthusiast.  Running and CrossFit keep me fit so I can chase after my two daughters.