Robert Maier



New York

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Rob Maier is an intellectual property and patent trial lawyer who has extensive experience advising multinational clients involved in patent cases across a broad spectrum of technologies, from smartphones and display technologies to drink packaging and stem cells.

Recognized for his depth of skills and experience in all phases of litigation, Mr. Maier regularly handles Markman hearings and complex patent trial work in high profile matters. Clients and peers describe Mr. Maier as “one of the most skilled people you are ever likely to see in the courtroom,” and as a “strong, practical advocate,” who “secures great results in Markman hearings.” (Intellectual Asset Management’s IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, 2012-2015). His practice also extends beyond litigation, into patent preparation and prosecution, counseling, licensing, IP asset evaluation, and due diligence in connection with mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Maier is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, where he teaches patent litigation.

After earning his undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering, Mr. Maier worked as a software engineer at mobile telecom company, where he was responsible for the design and implementation.

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Publications, Speeches and Presentations


  • “Antitrust Counterclaims in Patent Infringement Actions Brought by Patent Assertion Entities,” The AIPLA Antitrust News, January 2014, (Josh Sibble, co-author)
  • “Best Practices for the New Prior Commercial Use Defense of the America Invents Act,” IP Management & Valuation, February 2012, (Michael Knierim, co-author)
  • “Occam’s Razor for Patents,” Corporate Counsel, February 22, 2010, (Joe Akalski, co-author)
  • “Supreme Court Grants Certiorari to Consider Entitlement to Automatic Permanent Injunction Upon Finding of Patent Infringement,” Baker Botts IP Report, November 2005
  • “Software Patents Regain Credibility,” The European Lawyer, May 2004, (Jeffrey Sullivan, co-author)
  • “Recent High-Profile Judgments and Settlements Could Lead to Continued Increase in Litigation of E-Patents,” Baker Botts IP Report, February 2004
  • “Recent Upswing in E-Patent Litigation Likely to Continue,” New York Law Journal, December 2003, (Neil Sirota, co-author)
  • “Federal Trademark Dilution Act Requires Proof of Actual Dilution,” Baker Botts IP Report, April 2003


  • Panelist, “IP Monetization: Strategies to Put Your IP to Work,” Association of Corporate Counsel, October 2015
  • Panelist, “Local Patent Rules, Discrete AIA Litigation Issues, Interplay Of Different Fora In Which To Litigate Patent Disputes,” NYIPLA CLE Program, "The Rapidly Changing Patent Law Landscape," April, 2015
  • Speaker, “Octane, Highmark & Lexmark: The Supreme Court Provides New Tools to Combat Patent Assertion Entity Litigation,” Baker Botts Seminar, May 2014
  • Panelist, “Litigation Involving NPEs,” NYIPLA Patent Seminar, January, 2014
  • Moderator, “Cost Effective Strategies for Managing Today’s IP Controversies,” Baker Botts Seminar, October 2013
  • Panelist, “Post-Grant Proceedings Under the AIA - Strategies for Effective Use of Inter Partes Review and Other Procedures at the PTO,” Baker Botts Seminar, May 2013
  • Speaker, “Patent Litigation and the America Invents Act: One Year Later,” Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association Fall Symposium, November 2012
  • Panelist, “The Patent Reform Act (And Other Developments): The Implications For Your Patent Practice,” New York City Bar Association, January 2012
  • Speaker, “Litigation Implications of the America Invents Act,” Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association Fall Symposium, November 2011
  • Panelist, “Patent Reform Update: The America Invents Act,” Baker Botts IP Law Roundtable, November 2011
  • Speaker, “Protecting Your Company Against Patent Trolls,” Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association IP symposium, November 2005