Rob Laurenzi’s practice focuses on patent litigation involving computer, internet and telecommunications technologies. In addition to litigation and courtroom experience, Rob worked in-house at Verizon negotiating and drafting software licenses, as well as technology and media-related agreements. He also provided the company with IP litigation and pre-litigation management and support. He is a registered patent lawyer licensed to practice before the US Patent and Trademark office. His patent prosecution background includes management of large patent portfolios and prosecution of many patent applications to issuance in a variety of technologies. He has substantial experience counseling clients on due diligence and merger and acquisition matters involving intellectual property. Rob holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and worked as a telecommunications engineer prior to practicing law.
Recent Notable Representations
- Representing Google and Lenovo (Motorola Mobility) in a patent infringement case pending in the Eastern District of Texas in which the patent holder alleges infringement of various hardware and software patents purporting to cover Digital Rights Management.
- Representing Google and YouTube in the District of Delaware in a case where the patent holder accuses targeted advertisement technology.
- Representing Cypress Semiconductor in the Northern District of California in patent actions brought against LG and BlackBerry concerning USB and touchscreen technology.
- Lead counsel for patent owner in six Inter Partes Review proceedings and lead counsel for petitioner in three Covered Business Method Patent Reviews before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
- Argued Markman hearing on behalf of the Alfred Mann Foundation securing a favorable claim construction that led to a $110 million jury verdict in the Central District of California in a case involving cochlear implants.
- Represented CA, Inc. (formerly Computer Associates), a major software company, in a trade secret and copyright infringement case where the client received a cash settlement of $50 million on the eve of a jury trial.
- Defended the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE Euronet) in a patent infringement suit in the Southern District of New York involving a business method patent in which the plaintiff sought hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. The case was dismissed based on the patent being invalid.
- Represented Lutron Electronics against competitor Crestron Corporation in a patent suit involving wireless lighting control in the District of Utah. Crestron agreed to pay royalties on past and future sales of its products that use the Lutron patents that were at issue.
- Provided counsel to private equity firm American Securities LLC in its acquisition of SeaStar Solutions, a manufacturer of precision-engineered vessel control systems and other specialized applications in marine and industrial end markets.
In The Market
- Kaye Scholer Represents American Securities in Milk Specialties Acquisition June 28, 2016 • Client Successes
- Kaye Scholer Announces 2016 Partner and Counsel Elevations December 11, 2015 • Firm News
- Kaye Scholer Secures Jury Verdict of Non-Infringement for Google in Content Protection Patent Dispute September 24, 2015 • Client Successes