Rob Bertin has nearly 20 years of experience litigating patent,
trademark, trade secret and copyright cases throughout the United
States, counseling clients on intellectual property (IP) and negotiating
transactions involving IP. He has represented clients at the center of
some of the largest patent portfolio sale and licensing events in the
high tech industry, including the Nortel and Kodak transactions.
leverages a technical background to represent large and small companies
primarily in high technology industries. Mr. Bertin’s IP practice has
been recognized in Super Lawyers and is a past chair of the patent,
trademark and copyright section of the Bar Association of DC. Involving
an array of technologies, Bertin’s practice includes representing
clients with IP issues in wireless and landline telecommunications
devices, systems, and services, computer technology, electronic
commerce, medical devices, and various other technologies.
practicing law, Bertin was an electrical engineer with IBM Corporation’s
Federal Systems Division, where he designed circuits and packaging for
logic, memory, and microprocessor chips. He also wrote proposals and
technical studies regarding satellite systems and radiation-induced
failure mechanisms in semiconductor devices. He has published papers and
has been awarded two US patents for his work in these areas.