Robert Schaffer & Joseph Robinson

Robert Schaffer & Joseph Robinson

Robert Schaffer & Joseph Robinson  

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.

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.


Posts by Robert Schaffer & Joseph Robinson


A Simple Concept Within an Inventor’s Knowledge Does Not Make It Analogous Art

The issue was whether the disputed prior art is sufficiently “analogous” to the art of marking interface plates for it to be applied in a proper obviousness …

Federal Circuit Review – Issue 61 – July 31, 2015

Amgen filed a biologics license application (“BLA”) and obtained FDA approval for its filgrastim product, Neupogen. Sandoz subsequently filed an abbreviated BLA (“aBLA”) under 42 U.S.C. § 262(…

Federal Circuit Review – Issue 59 – July 17, 2015

In this issue of the Federal Circuit Review: (1) Personal Jurisdiction Remains Unchanged - Federal Circuit Declines “Stream-of-Commerce” Theory; (2) Court Denies Fee Award Under Octane But Recognizes “Troll”…

Federal Circuit Review – Issue 57 – July 03, 2015

In this issue of the Federal Circuit Review: (1) Bad Lawyering Is Not Misconduct For Awarding Attorneys Fees; (2) Continuing Applications Are not Entitled to Patent Term Adjustment for …

Federal Circuit Review – Issue 7 – 02-04-2014

In this issue of the Federal Circuit Review: (1) Board Erred by Treating Claimed “Receiver” As Unsupported “Means Plus …

Federal Circuit Review – Issue 5 – 01-22-2014

In this issue of the Federal Circuit Review: (1) Written Description Controls Breadth of “Adapted To” Limitation; (2) Contempt Order Vacated for Lack of Claim Construction; (30 Court Considers What …

Federal Circuit Review – Issue 3 – 01-09-2014

In this issue of the Federal Circuit Review: (1) Denial of Attorneys’ Fees Vacated for Consideration of Additional Facts Under “Exceptional Cases” Statute; (2) BPAI’s Obviousness Determination Unsupported …

Federal Circuit Review – Issue 1 – 11-21-2013

In this issue of the Federal Circuit Review: (1) Failure to Submit Evidence Tending to Corroborate Invalidity Raises Genuine Issue of Fact on Summary Judgment for Inequitable …