rbrowne@reedsmith.com

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Bob represents clients in all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright and unfair competition law and related litigation before the federal district and appellate courts and the International Trade Commission, including obtaining temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions. He negotiates and drafts patent, trademark, and merchandise licenses, computer software licenses and development agreements, publishing agreements, technology transfer and development agreements, and video and motion picture distribution agreements. Bob has testified as an expert on patent and copyright issues.

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized as a leader in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (recommended in “Intellectual Property”) since 2006
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (within Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent, Patent Law and Trademark Law) since 2006
  • Listed in Illinois Super Lawyers

Credentials

  • University of Wisconsin Law School, 1970, J.D.
  • University of Notre Dame, 1967, B.S., Engineering

  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • International Trademark Association
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (Board of Governors 1992-1994)
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association (Non-Resident Board of Directors 1986-1994, 2000-2002; Finance Committee 1994)
  • Trademark Subcommittee of the Chicago Bar Association (Chairman 1976-1980)
  • Patent, Trademark and Copyright Section of the Chicago Bar Association (Vice Chairman 1980-1982)
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (Volunteer Attorney 1971-1974)
  • Lawyers for the Creative Arts (Volunteer Attorney 1974-1990)