Robin Barnes primarily focuses on patent and trademark prosecution, copyright registration, and intellectual property licensing. She has drafted and prosecuted numerous patent and trademark applications and has substantial experience managing the U.S. and international patent and trademark dockets for sophisticated clients with large intellectual property portfolios. Robin advises her clients on patent, trademark, copyright, potential infringement, right to practice, and licensing issues. She has negotiated and drafted numerous trademark co-existence agreements, trademark licenses, assignments, software development and license agreements, and complex patent licenses involving multiple patents and multiple parties.
In addition to her prosecution and transactional experience, Robin has extensive experience in intellectual property litigation. This experience enables Robin to anticipate and avoid potential pitfalls in patent and trademark prosecution and various transactional matters that may result in later litigation. Her litigation experience spans all aspects of intellectual property litigation, from pre-filing investigation through trial in several multimillion dollar lawsuits involving claims of patent, trademark, and copyright infringement and cybersquatting. She has substantial experience in claim construction analysis and briefing complex patent, copyright and trademark issues at the district court and court of appeals levels.
Robin has successfully drafted motions for summary judgment of non-infringement, to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction, to permit interlocutory appeal on patent-related subject matter jurisdiction, for reconsideration of an unfavorable ruling on a summary judgment motion (briefed by predecessor counsel) in a copyright infringement matter, and dozens of discovery-related motions. Robin has also been the primary draftperson on four appeals at the Federal Circuit and two appeals at the Fifth Circuit and has experience briefing issues before the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board and the Board of Patent Appeals & Interferences. Robin is a registered patent attorney with patent prosecution and counseling experience in the mechanical and chemical arts.