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Intellectual Property Law Institute 2013

Author(s): David Bender, Robert P. Taylor
Practice Area: Intellectual Property
Published: Sep 2013
PLI Item #: 42607
CHB Spine #: G1148

Robert P. Taylor
RPT Legal Strategies PC

Intellectual property lawyer (1985 to present)

  • Lead counsel in numerous patent infringement cases involving wide spectrum of mechanical, electronic, chemical and pharmaceutical technologies and industries.
  • Lead counsel or co-counsel in numerous copyright and trade secret cases involving wide range of technologies and creative works.
  • Extensive experience in matters involving the interface of intellectual property law and antitrust law, including litigation, counseling and licensing.

Business strategy and consulting

  • Written and lectured for more than 35 years on the strategic and tactical uses of intellectual property in a business context and the legal principles that govern such uses.
  • New Enterprise Associates, Venture Advisor – 2007 to present
  • Counseled and advised both large and small companies as to best practices in protecting their own IP and avoiding or managing IP conflicts with others.

Professional Recognition

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 1992 to present.
  • Chair, Antitrust Section, American Bar Association, 1991-92.
  • Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Institute, sponsored by Practicing Law Institute in New York and San Francisco, 1998 to present.
  • Co-chair, Antitrust Committee of Intellectual Property Owners Association (“IPO”) (at least 10 years).
  • Member, Amicus Committee of IPO, 2009 to present.
  • Member, Secretary of Commerce Commission on Patent Law Reform, 1992.
  • Lifetime Member, American Law Institute.
  • Listed in Chambers worldwide directory of business lawyers (at least 10 years).
  • Listed in “Best Lawyers in America” (at least 10 years).

David Bender is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston Law Center.  He spent the majority of his career at White & Case, where he founded the IP practice, and later headed the global privacy practice.  Before that, he practiced at AT&T, and for several years was responsible for all IP litigation brought by or against any Bell System company.  He is a member of the International Technology Law Association (President, 1999-2000).  Before turning to the law, he was an engineer with the Ford Motor Company’s aerospace division, and a mathematician with Hughes Aircraft.

Mr. Bender is the author of Computer Law (LexisNexis), presently in Release #67, and of Bender on Privacy (LexisNexis 2015), and numerous law review articles.  He has made over 250 conference presentations across the United States and in some 19 other nations.