Robert Lord

Attorney / Shareholder

Robert’s practice focuses on patent prosecution, portfolio management, client counseling, licensing, and ITC/Federal Court litigation in the fields of software engineering, business methods, and computer engineering. As a software developer prior to practicing law, he worked on projects for the IRS, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Baylor University, Southwestern Publishing/Dryden Press, and Apple Computer.


9 Greenway Plaza, Suite 500

Houston, Texas 77046


Robert Lord

Patent Prosecution

Trademark Law

Copyright Law

IP Litigation

IP Counseling



  • J.D., Baylor University School of Law (1994)
  • B.A., Computer Science, Baylor University (1991)


  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
Representative Litigation


  • Dicon Fiberoptics v. Preciseley Technologies (NDCA 3:15-cv-01362)
  • Prosper Funding v. Prosper Capital, et al, (EDMO 4:15-cv-01408)
  • Certain Kinesiotherapy Devices and Components Thereof, ITC Inv. 337-TA-823
  • LELO Inc. v. ITC (Fed. Cir. 13-1582-LP)
  • Lelo, Inc. v. Standard Innovation Corporation, et al., (NDCA 13-01393)
  • Recognia, Inc. v. MDIO Software CC et al, (SDTX 4:13-cv-02195)
  • Markets-Alert Pty. Ltd. v. The Charles Schwab Corporation, et al, (D. Dela. 12-781)
  • Standard Innovation Corp. v. Leloi AB, et al, (SDTX 4:11-cv-1172)
  • Plandraft, Inc. v. Providian Manor Homes, L.P., et al, (SDTX 4:10-cv-03739)
  • Prompt Medical Systems, L.P. v. IMEDICA Corporation (SDTX 4:2009-cv-01286)
  • Wood, et al v. B L Building Co., et al, (SDTX 4:2003-cv-00713)
  • Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc. v. Oakwood Custom Homebuilders LLC, et al, (SDTX4:2005-cv-03066)
  • T-Netix Inc v. WorldCom Inc., et al, (EDTX 2:2001-cv-00189)
Representative Post-Grant Review Proceedings


  • IPR2014-00148 and IPR2014-00907 (Petitioner)
  • IPR2015-01728 (Petitioner)
  • IPR2015-01728 (Petitioner)
  • IPR2015-01739, IPR2015-01740, IPR2015-01741, IPR2015-01742, and IPR2015-01743 (Patent Owner)
  • IPR2016-00463, IPR2016-00464, IPR2016-00465, and IPR2016-00563 (Patent Owner)
Professional Distinctions


  • 2015 Top 10 Allowance Rate for Art Groups 2100, 3600, and e-commerce art units (3620s, 3680s, and 3690s) by Juristat”
  • America’s Top Patent Prosecutors of 2011,” Patent Buddy (2011)
  • “Texas Rising Stars,” Texas Super Lawyers (2005)
Selected Publications


  • Co-author, “Patent Prosecution for Litigators,” PLI Fundamentals of Patent Litigation (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • “Navigating the Details Behind Patent Law,” North American Windpower(2010)
  • Co-author, “A Practical Approach to Protection of Graphical User Interfaces in the United States of America,” Intellectual Property Owner’s Association White Paper (2009)
  • “Attorney-Client Privilege Issues Involving Opinion Letters on Patent Infringement, Enforcement, and Validity,” Patent Times (2002)
Selected Presentations


  • Legal Masterminds: Big Data & Hi-tech Privacy Law Issues, Palo Alto, California (2015)
  • New Guidance from USPTO Regarding Subject Matter Eligibility under 35 USC 101, Houston, Texas (2015)
  • Design Patents in the United States: Preparation, Prosecution, and Enforcement, Houston, Texas (2015)
  • IP Roadshow: Patent Prosecution at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), Sunnyvale, CA (2015)
  • Safeguarding Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) Today and Beyond (IPO Webinar, 2015)
  • Legal Masterminds: TRADE SECRETS: “The Other IP Protection”, Palo Alto, California (2015)
  • Advanced Training Lecture: Business Methods and CBM Review, Houston, Texas (2015)
  • “Patent Prosecution for Litigators,” New York City, New York (2013-2015)
  • Legal Masterminds Series—“Social Media Law,” Santa Clara, California (2013)
  • “Section 337 Proceedings at the U.S. International Trade Commission,“ Hangzhou, China (2012)
  • “The Litigation Process in the U.S.—How did I get here? Can I get out? Is there a way to avoid it altogether?,” Nanjing, Beijing, Ningbo, and Suzhou, China (2012)
  • Legal Masterminds Series—“International Implications of Intellectual Property,” San Jose, California (2012)
  • “Practical Intellectual Property Guidance for HTC Advisors,” Houston, Texas (2011)
  • “Practical Applications of Intellectual Property in the Wind Industry,” Anaheim, California (2011)
  • “No Mirage: How to Attain an Emerging or High Tech Patent in Less Than One Year,” Silicon Valley, California (2011)
  • “Fast Tracking Patents for Emission and Renewable Technologies,” Phoenix, Arizona (2011)
Professional Activities and Memberships


  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Intellectual Property Owner’s Association, Software and Business Methods Committee for the 2006-2016 terms
  • State Bar of Texas, Intellectual Property and Law Practice Management sections
Civic Activities


  • City Councilmember for Bunker Hill Village, Texas
  • Drainage Committee Member for Bunker Hill Village, Texas
  • Former School Board Member for St. Joseph of Cupertino School, Cupertino, CA