Robert J. Schneider

Robert J. Schneider is a member of IpHorgan LTD. in the Chicago office. Bob is an experienced trial lawyer and concentrates in the intellectual property area, including patent and trademark procurement, information technology, internet law and “bet the company” litigation.

Bob has 30 years of experience protecting intellectual property and proprietary rights through the procurement of domestic and foreign patents, trademarks and copyrights. He advises clients on patentability and infringement matters and assists clients in the selection and adoption of trademarks, including clearance searches and applications for registration. Bob counsels clients regarding technology transfers, IP Asset Management and licensing. He also advises value-added resellers on a wide variety of matters, including strategic alliance or joint development with third parties.

As a litigator, he serves as lead trial counsel in complex cases involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, software production, trade secrets, unfair competition, licensing and computer law. In this role, he develops litigation strategies and budgets, selects staff and directs the litigation from initial discovery through trial and appeal. He has also served as a patent law authority in connection with litigation matters, primarily expert opinions and testifying at trial.

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  • B.S.M.E., University of Cincinnati;
  • J.D., University of Cincinnati, College of Law.


  • State of Illinois Bar;
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois;
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Bar.

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