Marc Albert Robinson
Senior Associate
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Marc Albert Robinson

Senior Associate

Marc Albert Robinson is a registered patent attorney in the firm’s Electrical and Mechanical Patent Prosecution groups, focusing on acquiring patent protection for a wide variety of inventions.

Mr. Robinson prepares and prosecutes patent applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and assists foreign companies in their acquisition and protection of international and foreign patent rights. He also practices in the firm’s Opinions and Counseling and Industrial Designs groups, providing counsel regarding the patentability of new inventions, including automated control systems for vehicles, and prosecuting design applications, including electrical connectors.

Mr. Robinson has experience in the fields of semiconductors, telecommunications, video encoding, content management, automobile systems, fuel cells, medical devices, and nuclear technology. He works directly with a wide range of clients, from independent inventors to large multinational companies, including several from the Fortune Global 500. Mr. Robinson prosecutes many patent applications in the USPTO as part of the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) program between the USPTO and the Japan Patent Office (JPO). He is also involved in the group prosecution of related patent applications for licensing pools and technical standards, with one group including nearly 400 related patent applications in the PPH program between the USPTO and the JPO.

Mr. Robinson is also involved in various pro bono activities, including the Wills for Heroes program, which provides basic wills, powers of attorney and medical directives to local emergency personnel and their spouses. The program is jointly sponsored by the Virginia State Bar’s Young Lawyers Conference and the Virginia Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division.

While completing his degree in engineering physics, Mr. Robinson pursued a concentration in mechanical engineering and wrote a thesis on semiconductor characteristics of a micro-current nuclear battery. He also studied semiconductor display technologies, organic light emitting diodes, fuel cells, thermo-mechanical systems and thermo-electric systems, including nuclear power generation. Of note, Mr. Robinson attended a small class that studied the SLOWPOKE-2 class nuclear reactor at the Royal Military College in Ontario, Canada. 

Monday, July 07, 2014

Skechers USA filed a complaint against Fila in the Central District of California-Western Division, alleging infringement of US D661,884 and US D688,446, both directed to slip-on shoes, and alleging unfair competition and trade dress infringement of trade dress rights...

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

On July 1, 2014, MRC Innovations filed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari in the Supreme Court of the United States.  As we ...

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

As previously reported, on November 29, 2013, 78 FR 71869 was published as a proposed rule to implement the Hague Agreement....

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Further to our prior post on Toyo's ITC filing, according to a news release of September 16, 2013, the ITC voted to investigate Toyo's claims...

Monday, August 19, 2013

On August 14, 2013, Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd. of Japan filed a new complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.  In summary, Toyo alleges 22 proposed Respondents infringe Toyo's design patents with one or more tire models...

Monday, August 19, 2013

On August 14, 2013, Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd. of Japan filed a new complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337. In summary, Toyo alleges 22 proposed Respondents infringe Toyo's design patents with one or more tire models, as follows (see pp. 41-42 of the complaint).

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

According to the Notice of August 9, 2013, the ITC determined that Apple has proven a violation of Section 337 with respect to US 7,479,949 and 7,912,501, but that no violation has been proven with respect to US D618,678 and US D558,757.  Specifically, the...

Monday, December 10, 2012

S. 3486 (the "Act") has passed the House and the Senate, and awaits signature by the President.  
The summary of this Act reads, with emphasis added:

Friday, October 26, 2012

As we previously posted, Judge Birss ordered Apple to publish a notice on its website for six months, as well as in several newspapers and magazines, that the Samsung Galaxy tablets do not infringe Apple's designs, to "...