Robert Maier

Department Chair - Intellectual Property (New York) Partner


New York

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Described by clients and peers as "one of the most skilled people you are ever likely to see in the courtroom," and as a "strong, practical advocate,"

IAM Patent 1000-The World's Leading Patent Practitioners, 2012-2023

Rob Maier is a lead trial lawyer, Chair of the Intellectual Property Group in our New York office, and serves on the Firm’s Executive Committee. Multinational clients involved in patent and other IP cases across a broad spectrum of technologies, from semiconductor manufacturing and smartphones, to drink packaging and stem cells, rely on Rob's extensive experience.

"An excellent litigator" and "very smart, commercial and practical"

Chambers USA, 2021-2023

Rob leads trial teams both in district courts and the ITC. His practice also extends into PTAB matters, patent preparation and prosecution, counseling on IP and big data issues, and due diligence in 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 before studying law.

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