Practicing for over thirty years, Rob Isackson is an accomplished, front-line IP litigator, counselor, and advisor fluent in all aspects of intellectual property: patents, trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights and designs. With a primary focus on IP litigation at the trial level, particularly patent and trade secret disputes and commercial disputes over technology issues, Rob’s IP practice includes appellate litigation as well as providing strategic counseling, advice and opinions on strength of IP rights, freedom to operate and litigation risks, patent and trademark prosecution, portfolio assessments, trade secret audits, negotiation and drafting of IP transactions and agreements, and M&A IP due diligence.

Rob is a first chair litigator, with nine patent trials – four as first chair (three jury and one bench), one as second chair (jury), and four as part of the trial team (jury); and two international arbitration trials – one as first chair and the other as second chair – concerning commercial disputes over technology transfer and cooperation agreements. He also has been the trial team lead counsel in over forty patent, nine trade secret, three trademark and two copyright cases filed in district courts in more than twenty states. Rob also has hundreds of U.S. patent applications that he has filed and prosecuted to issuance.

Rob’s approach to client service is to work with the business team to identify the problem in the business context. Then, using his diverse experience to bring a fresh perspective, he seeks to identify the key issues and develop creative solutions and cost-effective strategies that align with the business objective and allow the client to move its business forward.

Rob’s clients range from Fortune 100 companies to startups, and he has worked in a wide variety of industries and technologies, including computer hardware and software, consumer electronics, agricultural biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical diagnostic instrumentation and reagents, nutraceuticals, invasive, non-invasive, and minimally invasive medical devices, business methods, semiconductors, silicone and plastic materials, luggage, and consumer products.

Outside of his practice, Mr. Isackson is actively involved in pro bono work, in which he represents the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, an organization dedicated to helping students of Hispanic heritage to obtain a college degree. He has also represented TigerCandy Arts, Inc., a micro-company that designs and custom-builds therapeutic hand sock puppets; and the SET Foundation, dedicated to bringing industry and economic improvement to rural America. Rob is a former board member of The Community Chest of Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, and Tenafly, New Jersey. He is also Second Vice President and a current board member of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association and is active in bar association work in trade secrets, amicus briefs, pending IP legislation, and he speaks regularly on IP issues at continuing legal education seminars.

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    New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA):
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Selected Cases & Matters

Patent Litigation   Trade Secret and Technology Litigation   Trademark Litigation

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