Robert Kramer has spent nearly two decades as an attorney procuring and managing Intellectual Property (IP) portfolios for inventors, physicians, startups, large institutions and corporations. However, some unique aspects of his background have helped sculpt his expertise as a patent and IP practitioner.
Prior to law school, Robert worked as a mechanical engineer designing satellite subsystems. Robert’s entrepreneurial passion lead him to working on his own inventions, and eventually patent law. As a result of his aerospace industry experience, he views each innovation with an engineer’s eye to maximize scope and accurately detail the critical features of the client’s technology. As an inventor, Robert approaches every client project with the attention and pride as if it were his own.
Robert started his legal career in patent litigation, defending against a complex, billion-dollar patent lawsuit over medical device signal processing software. While his practice now concentrates on transactional IP law, his litigation experience taught him the numerous ways practitioners invalidate and tear down patents. This experience has been an invaluable tool that Robert uses daily to craft strong, enforceable patents, trademarks and associated licensing agreements.
Robert was fortunate to begin his work in patent prosecution as an associate for one of the top medical device patent practices in the country, and quickly learned the art of drafting patents and trademarks while working with USPTO Examiners to navigate the allowance process. Robert still has working relationships with Examiners that were fostered as far back as 2003.
Robert is admitted to practice in the State of California and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).