Robert P. Greenspoon

Robert P. Greenspoon

Robert P. Greenspoon is a founding member of Flachsbart & Greenspoon, LLC. He is a registered patent attorney who concentrates his practice in the trial and appeal of patent cases involving computer and electronic technologies. He is also a former federal district court law clerk. The opinions presented above are his own, and not necessarily those of his firm or his firm’s clients.

Mr. Greenspoon represents both NPEs and operating companies, and both rights holders and accused infringers. He holds a winning appellate record, having argued numerous cases before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, as well as cases before the Fourth and Eighth Circuits.

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Posts by Robert P. Greenspoon


Conservative Ideology Will Rebuild the Patent System

Congress sent H.R. 5, the House-passed Regulatory Accountability Separation of Powers Restoration Act, to the Senate's Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee on January 12, 2017. When enacted it will …
By Robert P. Greenspoon
6 months ago 18

Seven PTAB policy changes for the next USPTO director

The next Director of the Patent Office will have enormous power to turn things around. He or she can make the currently lopsided system fair to all …

Despite the FTC headlines, the patent system is not working for a large population of patentees

Despite the headlines, most infringement is small infringement. The FTC report ignores three important sea changes in the patent ecosystem that should, if anything, obliterate the use …
By Robert P. Greenspoon
9 months ago 0

SCOTUS asked to consider constitutional challenge to post grant patent proceedings

The question presented in the petition for certiorari in Cooper v. Lee is whether 35 U.S.C. §318(b) violates Article III of the United States Constitution, to …
By Robert P. Greenspoon
2 years ago 14

Does the USPTO have authority to address patent eligibility in Covered Business Method review?

On November 5, 2015, patent owner Retirement Capital Access Management Company LLC filed the most important cert petition this term. This bold effort squarely presents a question circling around …
By Robert P. Greenspoon
2 years ago 47

Paternal Justice: A Bill Cosby Approach to Patents by the PTO

Bill Cosby quipped 'I brought you in this world, and I can take you out.' The Patent Office makes similar arguments in court defending inter partes …
By Robert P. Greenspoon
2 years ago 24

Case Challenging Constitutionality of Inter Partes Review Continues to 4th Circuit

Inter partes review proceedings unconstitutionally assign to an Article I executive branch tribunal matters reserved for Article III Judges that make up the Federal Judiciary. This is …
By Robert P. Greenspoon
2 years ago 21

Politics and Patent Reform: The Baby is in Danger in this Bathwater

It might now be said that, in the United States, reward for innovation is another “loss” to be eliminated or minimized. Watch out inventors. Instead of address …
By Robert P. Greenspoon
2 years ago 1

Why NPEs Lose Less Often in Court Than Operating Companies

I propose that if any comparison is made at all, we should look at patentee loss statistics. Patentee loss statistics are much more likely to allow a …
By Robert P. Greenspoon
3 years ago 18

Murky Morass: Is it Time for a Patent Eligibility Paradigm Shift?

Why does it feel like it's time for a Section 101 paradigm shift? Is it because of the shocking candor with which one Federal Circuit panel called patent …
By Robert P. Greenspoon
5 years ago 6