Robert J. Barz concentrates his practice on patent litigation across a wide variety of technology areas including electrical-mechanical devices, computer software and hardware, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biochemistry. Mr. Barz also has broad experience with trademark, trade secret, unfair competition and copyright litigation. Mr. Barz’s intellectual property litigation experience and technical background have also lent themselves to Patent and Trademark Office litigation.
Mr. Barz has experience trying complex cases in Federal Court and before the International Trade Commission. Specifically, he has participated in all aspects of litigation including preparing and participating in direct and cross examination of fact and expert witnesses, briefing and participating in Markman hearings, arguing motions, taking and defending depositions of witnesses, drafting summary judgment motions and working with technical experts on complex technical and legal matters. He has developed and implemented litigation strategy and counseled clients in a variety of patent-related matters, including ownership, inventorship, validity, non-infringement, trade secret misappropriation and damages.
Mr. Barz also has experience litigating matters in the Patent and Trademark Office. Specifically, he has litigated numerous cases before both the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
While he studied Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University, Mr. Barz also played on the varsity football team from 1998-2001.