Robert Levy

Robert Levy

Robert Levy is an Intellectual Property Attorney with over 35 years’ experience. Bob has held various corporate patent counsel positions with GE, AT&T, and Technicolor where he has concentrated his practice on worldwide patent prosecution, patent assertion, defense of third-party patent claims, and inventor counseling in high technology areas such as software, computer systems, machine vision, video compression, wireless devices, and content storage and delivery. Bob is a graduate of CorneII University with a BS in Engineering and a JD from Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago Kent College of Law. He is admitted to practice in New Jersey and is registered before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Bob has served as a CLE lecturer for many years on various patent law topics including Ethical Considerations in Patent Practice and Protecting Computer-Related Inventions.

Posts by Robert Levy

How to Prepare and Prosecute Patents in Light of the USPTO’s Post-Alice Focus on Eligibility

Since the issuance by the United States Supreme Court of its opinion in Alice Corporation Pty Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, 573 U.S. 208, 134 S. Ct. 2347 (2014), the United …
By Robert Levy
2 years ago 18

Understanding the Difference Between Preemption and Novelty/Nonobviousness

Recently, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“the Federal Circuit”) issued its opinion in Solutran, Inc. v. Elavon, Inc., 2019-1345, 2019-1460 (Fed. Cir., …
By Robert Levy
2 years ago 11

Inequitable Conduct and Unclean Hands: Is There a Difference and Does it Matter?

Inequitable conduct remains the most powerful defense to patent infringement. In contrast to other defenses to patent infringement that require a claim-by-claim analysis, the defense of inequitable …
By Robert Levy
3 years ago 2

Proceed with Caution When Acquiring a Licensor’s Patents

All too often, the prospective licensee/purported infringer usually doesn’t begin its efforts to acquire the patent(s) until after making disparaging statements about them during …
By Robert Levy
3 years ago 1