Robert Kramer is recognized as one of the most experienced patent litigators in the country and has been named by IP Law360 a “Legal Lion” for his patent infringement jury trial victories. As a trial lawyer with decades of experience, he represents patent owners and companies accused of patent infringement in district courts throughout the country.
Rob recently was lead trial counsel winning two jury verdicts in one of the largest patent cases in the country between competitor optical networking companies. He has represented Fortune 500 companies as well as startup companies in a wide variety of industries and has extensive experience litigating and advising clients in patent licensing negotiations. IAM Patent 1000 recognized Rob in 2019 as one of the world’s leading patent professionals, stating “Robert gives exceptionally clear advice and has an encyclopedic knowledge of USPTO and litigation procedure and tactics. With him, you know you are getting the best advice available.” IAM Patent 1000 reported last year: “Rob enjoyed a banner 12 months in the courtroom,” including “scoring a total victory” in a “bet-the-farm case – one of the largest in the Northern District of California.”
Rob was a partner and national chair of the Dentons law firm’s Patent Litigation Practice from 2012-2019 before he and his team joined Feinberg Day. He is a frequent author and lecturer on patent and intellectual property law topics and was an adjunct professor of law at Temple University and a guest lecturer at Waseda University in Tokyo teaching patent law. Rob serves as the co-chair of the American Bar Association Intellectual Property Litigation Committee’s Section 112 Subcommittee. He served on the board of governors of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, is Chambers ranked, and consistently honored as a “Northern California Super Lawyer” in IP Litigation, including in 2019. He has been recognized as a leading patent practitioner by Law360, IAM Patent 1000, Super Lawyers, Legal 500 US and BTI Consulting.