With more than 15 years of patent prosecution experience, Robert Lord relies on a wealth of legal and business-savvy approaches to solving client’s intellectual property issues. His 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.
From a technology standpoint, Robert has experience handling IP matters requiring technical competence ranging from front-end graphical user interfaces to massively parallel processing cycle-based systems for circuit design. He has specific expertise with compilers, debuggers, database architecture, artificial intelligence, medical devices, optics, graph theory, capacitive sensing, biometrics, haptics, aeronautics, geophysics, seismic simulation, geological process modeling, telecommunications, data analytics, point of sale solutions, financial trading analytics, among others. As a software developer prior to practicing law, he worked on programming projects for the IRS, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Baylor University, and Apple Inc.
Robert oversees the firm’s prosecution practice and manages over 3,000 active IP matters (patent, trademark, and copyright) for numerous medium-to-large companies, while still being intimately involved in daily patent prosecution matters.
Robert has been recognized with a Top 10 Allowance Rate for Art Groups and e-commerce art units by Juristat (2015), America’s Top Patent Prosecutors (2011), and Patent Buddy (2011).