Joseph Robinson & Robert Schaffer

Joseph Robinson & Robert Schaffer

Joseph Robinson & Robert Schaffer  

Joseph Robinson has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of intellectual property law. He focuses his practice in the pharmaceutical, life sciences, biotechnology, and medical device fields. His practice encompasses litigation, including Hatch-Waxman litigation; licensing; counseling; due diligence; and patent and trademark prosecution. He has served as litigation counsel in a variety of patent and trademark disputes in many different jurisdictions, and has also served as appellate counsel before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Joe also focuses on complex inter partes matters before the U.S Patent and Trademark Office, inventorship disputes, reexaminations and reissues. His experience includes numerous interferences, a particular advantage in new U.S. Patent and Trademark Office post-grant proceedings. He also counsels on patent–related U.S. Food and Drug Administration issues, including citizen petitions, Orange Book listing, and trademark issues. For more information and to contact Joe please visit his profile page at the Troutman Sanders website.

Robert Schaffer is an intellectual property partner at Troutman Sanders. Bob applies more than 30 years of experience to IP counseling and litigation. His work includes patent procurement, strategic planning and transactional advice, due diligence investigations, district court patent cases, and Federal Circuit appeals. He regularly handles complex and high-profile domestic and international patent portfolios, intellectual property agreements and licensing, IP evaluations for collaborations, mergers, and acquisitions. In disputed court cases Bob’s work includes representing and counseling client in ANDA litigations, complex patent infringement cases and appeals, and multidistrict and international cases. In disputed Patent Office matters his work includes representing and counseling clients in interferences, reexaminations, reissues, post-grant proceedings, and in European Oppositions. For more information and to contact Bob please visit his profile page at the Troutman Sanders website.


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Mandamus Relief Denied: Federal Circuit Avoids Clarifying TC Heartland in In re Google LLC

The Federal Circuit recently elected not to decide en banc “whether servers are a regular and established place of business, such that venue is proper under 35 U.…

Federal Circuit Affirms Eastern District of Texas Holding that Medtronic Induced Infringement of Doctor’s Patents

On January 24, the Federal Circuit affirmed a jury’s finding that the defendant-appellant, Medtronic, induced surgeons to infringe two patents of plaintiff-appellee, Dr. Mark Barry, which were …

Federal Circuit Review – Issue 60 – July 23, 2015

This week in the Federal Circuit Review: (1) Proposed rejections to claims added during Inter Partes Reexamination are not evaluated for substantial new question of patentability (Airbus S.…

Federal Circuit Review – Issue 58 – July 10, 2015

In this issue of the Federal Circuit Review: (1) Damages for Lost Profits May Not Be Based On Extraterritorial Services Performed by an Infringer’s Customers Under § 271(f); (2) …

Federal Circuit Review – Issue 56 – June 26, 2015

In this issue of the Federal Circuit Review: (1) A Patent Owner Must Show They Are Entitled to Amended Claims In an Inter Partes Review, Including in View …

Federal Circuit Review – Issue 8 – 02-21-2014

This week in the Federal Circuit Review: (1) Federal Circuit Rules that Reexamination Decision Misapplied Facts From an Incorrect Claim Construction and Mistakenly Imposed a Requirement for a …

Federal Circuit Review – Issue 6 – 01-29-2014

In this issue of the Federal Circuit Review: (1) Supreme Court Holds Patentee Always Bears Burden on Infringement, Even in Declaratory Judgment …

Federal Circuit Review – Issue 4 – 01-15-2014

In this issue of the Federal Circuit Review: (1) Court Adopts “Principles” of Prosecution History Estoppel for Design …

Federal Circuit Review – Issue 2 – 12-18-2013

In this issue of the Federal Circuit Review: (1) Court Reverses Nonobviousness Holding by District Court in Hatch-Waxman Case; (2) Statute Covers Costs for Faithful and Complete Duplication of …