Rob Maier is an intellectual property and lead trial lawyer at Baker Botts, and Chair of the Intellectual Property Group in our New York office. Multinational clients involved in patent cases across a broad spectrum of technologies, from smartphones and display technologies, to drink packaging and stem cells, rely on Rob's extensive experience.
Recognized for his depth of skills and experience in all phases of litigation, Rob regularly handles Markman hearings and complex patent trial work in high profile matters. Clients and peers describe Rob 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, 2012-2018). His practice also extends beyond litigation, into patent preparation and prosecution, counseling, in connection with IP and big data issues, licensing, IP asset evaluation, and due diligence in connection with mergers and acquisitions.
From 2012-2017, Rob taught patent litigation as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School. Rob also is the bimonthly patent and trademark columnist for the New York Law Journal, where he writes on current hot topics in IP law. After earning his undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering, Rob worked as a software engineer at a mobile telecom company, where he was responsible for the design and implementation of test systems.