Robert D. Anderson

Robert D. Anderson

Technical Field:Electrical and Computer Engineering

Industry Expertise:Patent Prep and Prosecution


Rob has 30 years of legal experience relating to patents, trade secrets, and other areas of intellectual property. During that time, he has acquired a wide variety of knowledge in computer, electrical and mechanical technologies, including mobile, tablet, desktop and data center computer systems, computer architecture, memory, storage, power management and delivery, displays, cameras, touch sensors, peripherals, printers, semiconductors, circuits, cloud computing, software, virtualization, security, artificial intelligence, interconnects, wired and wireless communications, augmented reality, virtual reality, and medical.

While attending law school, Rob was a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office examining patent applications relating to computer architecture. He also has extensive experience at large intellectual property law firms providing legal services for clients of all sizes. He has worked closely with both large global companies and small startup companies. His private practice experience includes drafting and prosecuting patent applications, rendering patent infringement and validity opinions, providing patent portfolio development strategies, drafting and negotiating patent and technology licensing agreements, performing intellectual property audits, and patent litigation.

Rob served as in-house counsel at Intel Corporation for 20 years in a variety of intellectual property roles. As counsel for large communications, computer systems, and server and data center business groups, Rob set legal strategies and provided counseling to executives, engineers, and business attorneys. Rob also led patent purchasing projects, and managed both patent and general legal due diligence efforts as part of large corporate acquisitions. Additionally, during his time in Intel’s Corporate Licensing Group, Rob led key patent analysis efforts and negotiated important patent licenses with other companies. Rob also managed several patent portfolios, allocated large patent budgets, set patent filing strategies, and managed the drafting and prosecution of patent applications by other patent attorneys.

Rob received his B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois, and his J.D. from the George Washington University Law School. He is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and is a member of the Colorado and District of Columbia Bars.

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