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.