Robert Maier

Partner

robert.maier@bakerbotts.com

New York

P: +1.212.408.2538 F: +1.212.259.2538
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Rob Maier is an intellectual property and patent trial lawyer at Baker Botts. 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, 2012-2016). 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.

Rob 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, Rob worked as a software engineer at a mobile telecom company, where he was responsible for the design and implementation of test systems.

Related Experience

IP Litigation Matters

  • AI Automation, LLC v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. et al. (United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas) – Representation of Samsung in defense against allegations of patent infringement relating to mobile device handwriting recognition technologies.
  • Koninklijke KPN N.V. v. Samsung Electronics America, Inc. et al. (United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas) – Representation of Samsung in defense against allegations of patent infringement relating to mobile phone technologies.
  • SecureNova LLC v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. et al. (United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas) – Representation of Samsung in defense against allegations of patent infringement relating to mobile phone technologies.
  • ScentSational Technologies LLC v. PepsiCo, Inc. et al. (United States District Court for the Southern District of New York) – Representation of PepsiCo in defense of allegations regarding trade secret and patent claims directed to food packaging.
  • ContentGuard Holdings, Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. et al. (United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas) – Representation of Samsung in defense against allegations of patent infringement relating to digital rights management technologies.
  • Patentmarks Communications LLC v. Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (United States District Court for the District of Delaware) – Representation of Samsung in defense against allegations of patent infringement relating to multiple path wireless telecommunications technologies.
  • Smartflash LLC v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. et al. (United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas) – Representation of Samsung in defense against allegations of patent infringement relating to data storage and access system technologies.
  • Hartford Fire Insurance Co. v. Progressive Corp. et al. (United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio) – Representation of Hartford in patent litigation relating to insurance processing system technologies.
  • Varia Holdings v. Samsung Electronics America et al. (United States District Court for the Southern District of New York) – Representation of Samsung in defense against allegations of patent infringement relating to mobile device input technology.
  • Ushijima v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. et al. (United States District Court for the Western District of Texas) – Representation of Samsung in defense against allegations of patent infringement relating to liquid crystal display manufacturing technology.
  • Lewit v. PepsiCo, Inc. (United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois) – Representation of PepsiCo in a utility patent infringement suit involving drink packaging.
  • Williamson v. AT&T, Inc. et al. (United States District Court for the Southern District of New York) – Representation of AT&T in defense of patent infringement allegations relating to delivery of IPTV over a network.
  • Intellectual Ventures I LLC et al. v. AT&T Mobility LLC et al. (United States District Court for the District of Delaware) – Representation of AT&T in defense of patent infringement allegations relating to cellular communications and other wireless communications technologies.
  • Semcon Tech LLC v. Fujifilm Electronic Materials U.S.A., Inc. (United States District Court for the District of Delaware) – Representation of Fujifilm in a patent infringement action relating to semiconductor manufacturing methods and materials. Secured dismissal without prejudice on behalf of Fujifilm.
  • Fujifilm Corp. v. Eastman Kodak Co. (United States District Court for the Southern District of New York) – Representation of Fujifilm in patent infringement action against Kodak relating to digital camera and imaging technologies.
  • Phoenix Licensing LLC v. The Hartford et al. (United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas) – Representation of The Hartford in a patent infringement action relating to business method patents.
  • Fractus, S.A. v. Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd; et. al. (United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas) – Representation of Samsung in a patent infringement action relating to mobile phones.
  • American Calcar v. American Honda Motor Co. (United States District Court for the Southern District of California) – Representation of American Calcar in patent infringement suit involving in-vehicle telematics technology.
  • Solar Physics Corp. et al. v. Chi Mei Optoelectronics et al. (United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York) – Representation of Plasma Physics Corp. and Solar Physics Corp. in series of patent infringement suits relating to LCD display manufacturing technology and plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) processing.
  • Nuvasive, Inc. et al. v. Orthofix Int’l. Inc., et al. (United States District Court for the District of New Jersey) – Representation of Nuvasive in action for infringement of Nuvasive patent relating to mesenchymal stem cell technologies. Case settled on favorable terms.
  • Honeywell Int’l, Inc. et al. v. Hitachi Display Devices, Ltd. et al. (United States District Court for the District of Delaware) – Representation of Hitachi in patent litigation relating to liquid crystal displays, backlighting, and optical components.
  • Orion IP, LLC v. Fujifilm; Hitachi; Toshiba et al. (United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas) – Representation of Fujifilm, Hitachi, and Toshiba in series of patent infringement actions relating to Internet applications, software, and business methods.
  • DR Systems, Inc. v. Fujifilm Medical Systems USA, Inc. (United States District Court for the Southern District of California) – Representation of Fujifilm in patent infringement case relating to medical diagnostic imaging equipment.
  • Plasma Physics Corp. and Solar Physics Corp. v. Agilent Technologies et al. (United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York) – Representation of Plasma Physics Corp. and Solar Physics Corp. in series of patent infringement suits relating to semiconductor chip manufacturing technology and plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) processing.
  • In the Matter of Certain Magnetic Data Storage Tapes and Cartridges Containing the Same (International Trade Commission Investigation No. 337-TA-1012) – Representation of Fujifilm in ITC Investigation of Sony's infringement of a number of Fujifilm patents related to magnetic tape data storage technologies.
  • In the Matter of Certain Magnetic Tape Cartridges and Components Thereof (International Trade Commission Investigation No. 337-TA-1036) – Representation of Fujifilm in ITC Investigation filed by Sony related to magnetic tape data storage technologies.
  • In the Matter of Certain Magnetic Tape Cartridges and Components Thereof (International Trade Commission Investigation No. 337-TA-1058) – Representation of Fujifilm in ITC Investigation filed by Sony related to magnetic tape data storage technologies.

IP Transactional Matters and Counseling

  • Columbia University – prosecution of patents and counseling involving various technologies, including relating to video encoding and MPEG technologies and standards.
  • The Hartford Insurance – counseling regarding patent issues involving business method patents and patent applications.
  • Liberty Media – counseling and due diligence regarding intellectual property issues.
  • MasterCard International Inc. – counseling regarding patent portfolio management and patent prosecution.
  • Vidyo, Inc. – patent counseling, prosecution and management of a worldwide patent portfolio directed to audiovisual data compression and transmission.
  • Fidessa Corp. – counseling and patent prosecution regarding software and trading platform technologies.
  • Various clients – counseling, opinion work, and negotiation of patent licenses and settlement agreements resolving numerous IP litigation matters.

Awards & Community

Recognized by The New York Law Journal as a “Rising Star,” 2015

Recognized as a New York Super Lawyer-Rising Star (Thomson Reuters), 2013-2016

Recommended in The Legal 500 U.S., 2013

Recognized in Intellectual Asset Management's IAM Patent 1000 – The World's Leading Patent Practitioners, 2012-2016

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