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.
Rob 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.
Prior to 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.