Robert Maier

Department Chair - Intellectual Property (New York) Partner

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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, 2012-2020

Rob Maier is a lead trial lawyer at Baker Botts, and Chair of the Intellectual Property Group in our New York office. 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.

Lauded as "very smart, commercial and practical"

Chambers USA, 2021

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.

Related Experience

IP Litigation Matters

  • In the Matter of Certain Chemical Mechanical Planarization Slurries and Components Thereof (International Trade Commission Investigation No. 337-TA-1204) – Representation of CMC Materials in patent infringement investigation involving CMP slurries.
  • Autronic Plastics, Inc. d/b/a Clear-Vu Lighting v. Apogee Lighting, Inc. et al., (United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York) – Representation of Clear-Vu Lighting in consolidated patent infringement actions related to mass transit LED lighting technologies.
  • FUJIFILM North America Corporation v. Abesons Corp et al. – Representation of FUJIFILM North America Corporation (FNAC) in gray market goods litigation brought against 14 companies accused of importing, advertising and selling gray market FUJIFILM and INSTAX cameras in violation of Section 43 of the Lanham Act.
  • 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.
  • In the Matter of Certain Magnetic Data Storage and Tapes and Cartridges Containing the Same (II) (International Trade Commission Investigation No. 337-TA-1076) – Representation of Fujifilm in ITC Investigation filed by Fujifilm related to magnetic tape data storage technologies.
  • FUJIFILM North American Corp. v. Abesons Corp. et al. (United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York) – Representation of FUJIFILM in connection with Lanham Act and related claims stemming from defendants’ sales of gray market cameras.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Awards & Community

Ranked in Chambers USA for Intellectual Property, 2021

Recognized as a New York Metro Super Lawyer (Thomson Reuters), 2018-2020

Recognized in Intellectual Asset Management's IAM Patent 1000 - The World's Leading Patent Practitioners, 2012-2020

Recommended in The Legal 500 U.S., 2013, 2018

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

News

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Baker Botts Taps New Chair of New York IP Practice

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Thought Leadership

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External Article

Chapter 16, The Internet of Things: Legal Issues, Policy, and Practical Strategies, ABA Publishing

Events

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Baker Botts 2019 Patent Litigation and Big Data Update

In conjunction with FRONTEO eDiscovery & Forensics; Baker Botts is pleased to co-sponsor the "2019 Patent Litigation and Big Data Update" seminar on Wednesday March 13 in Tokyo, Japan. We hope you can join us.

2019 JETRO DC IP Group Seminar

On Friday, March 1, 2019, Baker Botts and the Japan External Trade Organization's (JETRO) DC IP Group will be hosting a four-part seminar led by Ryoji Soga, Chief Deputy Director, International Policy Division, Japan Patent Office, and Baker Botts Partners Lisa Kattan, Rob Maier, and Jen Tempesta.

2019 JETRO NY IP Group Seminar

On Friday, January 25, 2019, Baker Botts and the Japan External Trade Organization's (JETRO) NY IP Group hosted a three-part seminar led by Baker Botts Partners Lisa Kattan, Rob Maier, and Jennifer Tempesta.