Rob Shaffer is a nationally recognized first-chair IP trial lawyer with extensive experience handling complex patent litigation in the most important intellectual property matters. For more than 20 years, Rob has represented some of the world’s most innovative pharmaceutical and medical device companies in dozens of major cases, including Hatch-Waxman disputes, International Trade Commission (ITC) actions, and complex commercial arbitrations. He also represents clients before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Rob advises clients through every step of patent litigation—from pre-trial counseling to leading trial teams, and through appeal. Along with his life sciences work, Rob also represents clients in other technologies, including consumer electronics, software, and gaming companies in patent matters.
Complementing his trial work, Rob advises clients on their patent strategies, including strategic portfolio management, licensing and transactional activities, and IP due diligence.
Rob has been recognized as a leading patent litigator by both the Legal 500 (2022) and IAM Patent 1000 (2022), which noted his “outstanding winning record” in pharmaceutical and biotechnology litigation.