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Robert Klinck

Robert A. Klinck (“Bobby”) is of counsel at Reid Collins & Tsai LLP in Washington, D.C.  Bobby has taken leadership roles in a number of complex commercial litigation matters involving a wide array of substantive areas, including:  patent infringement, antitrust, commercial torts, breach of contract, accounting fraud, trademark infringement, and international trade.  He has represented corporations, partnerships, and individuals as both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts, briefed matters before numerous courts of appeals, represented clients in agency proceedings, and conducted internal investigations. 

Bobby’s practice focuses on intellectual property licensing and litigation, with a focus on patent infringement matters.  He helps clients develop strategies to monetize their intellectual property and represents clients in patent infringement suits.  Bobby has handled patent infringement matters involving a wide array of technologies, including electronic trading systems, computer chips, telecommunications systems, smart phone applications, and medical devices.

Bobby previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of Texas.  In that role, he developed his courtroom skills, trying eleven cases to juries, handling countless contested hearings before magistrates and district court judges, and briefing and arguing cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. 

After law school, Bobby served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard S. Arnold on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and he has worked at litigation firms in Washington, D.C.  He received his JD, cum laude, from Harvard Law School and a BA with a double major in Plan II and Government from the University of Texas at Austin.  

Notable Representations:

  • Representation of patent owner in suit against alleging that commodities exchange infringes a patent that claims an electronic trading and market making system.
  • Representation of patent owner in lawsuits alleging that major semiconductor producers infringe a patent that claims power-saving computer chip technology.
  • Representation of medical device maker in suit alleging that competitor infringes a patent claiming an apparatus for separating blood products.
  • Representation of software company in cases involving allegations that web browser add-ons infringe trademarks and and computer access statutes.
  • Representation of dietary supplement company in fraud and breach of contract cases against major retailer and supplement supplier.