Patent litigator Robert Mallin uses his experience as litigation strategist and first-chair trial attorney to maximize his clients’ returns in patent and trademark disputes. Having significant exposure to both traditional patent litigation in federal courts and in post-grant Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceedings at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Robert counsels clients on where and how to most effectively litigate patent invalidity claims. Where appropriate, Robert has successfully used the IPR process to invalidate patents asserted against his clients or to stay ongoing litigation, avoiding lengthier and more costly court proceedings.
Chair of the Brinks Trade Secret Group, Robert has vast experience in all phases of litigation—from preliminary injunctions to Markman hearings to jury trials—as well as in proceedings before the International Trade Commission, in IPR proceedings, and in other post-grant review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Over his career, he has appeared in more than 75 cases in more than 20 different courts and other forums, including the ITC and PTAB. Alongside his successful litigation practice, Robert advises clients on licensing, patentability, and validity issues, as well as patent prosecution. Robert also has experience as a process engineer for a food manufacturing company where he worked with equipment used in a manufacturing environment for processing, packaging, quality control, and material handling and transportation. Throughout all of his work, he places an emphasis on anticipating issues and helping clients to think forward for long-term strength and effectiveness.
Robert has represented major clients in the bakery product manufacturing, automotive, telecommunications, and trading platform software products areas. He has counseled clients in a variety of other technical areas including electromechanical inventions, mechanical inventions, chemical processing, medical devices, computer chips, metallurgical processing and biotechnology.