Robert Molitors

Robert Molitors focuses his practice on the protection and enforcement of Intellectual Property rights before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the Federal District Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He has extensive experience in both the litigation and the preparation and prosecution aspects of IP law and is a registered patent attorney with the USPTO. His practice includes pre-grant, post-grant contested proceedings and appellate matters, licensing and infringement issues and freedom to operate opinions. He has represented clients involving technologies ranging from computer hardware design, software systems, semiconductor fabrication, cellular communications, wireless devices and networking, and business methods.

Leveraging more than 14 years of legal experience and a prior career in the technology industry, Mr. Molitors has represented Fortune 50 companies in multiple complex and high-profile post-grant proceedings and district court litigation and is familiar with the challenges faced by both patent owners and petitioners in these proceedings. In particular, he has represented patent owners and petitioners in more than 30 post-grant proceedings.

Before RuyakCherian LLP, he was an attorney at two Washington, D.C.-based patent law firms and counsel at an Am Law 200 general practice firm. He also had a prior career in business working with a variety of high technology companies, including a multinational computer firm, global publishing conglomerate, and a national defense contractor. He also was the founder and president of a multimillion-dollar technology company that provided custom-designed computer hardware, software, training, and certification solutions.

Mr. Molitors earned his B.S. in electrical engineering from Case Western Reserve University, and his M.S. in electrical engineering and an MBA in finance from Northeastern University.

Practices:
Patent Litigation, Federal Circuit & Other IP Appeals, Patent Trial and Appeal Board Proceedings, Intellectual Property Strategies, Freedom to Operate and Infringement Opinions, Patent Prosecution.

State Bar:
Ohio
District of Columbia
Virginia
United States Patent and Trademark Office, Registration No. 66,726

Court Admissions:
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

Education:
Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio
Juris Doctor, Cum Laude and Order of the Curia
George Washington University, Washington, DC Intellectual Property Program
Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts
MBA, Finance
MS Electrical Engineering
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
BS Electrical Engineering, High Honors
Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honorary Society
Eta Kappa Nu Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society