Robert Lord

Attorney / Shareholder
3200 Southwest Freeway
Suite 3200
Houston, TX 77027
rlord@fbfk.law

With over 15 years of patent prosecution experience under his belt, Robert relies on a wealth of legal and business-savvy approaches to solving your intellectual-property issues. He seamlessly blends his technical knowledge and legal acumen to get you your desired results in the time frame that works for you. Robert’s practice focuses on patent prosecution, portfolio management, due diligence, 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 programming projects for the IRS, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Apple Inc. and others.

Practice Areas

Intellectual Property

Admitted to Practice

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

Education

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

Recognition, Honors, and Achievements

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)

Presentations and Published Writings

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)