Robert D. Gravois

Associate


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Law School

University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D. cum laude
Certificate in Intellectual Property Law
Journal of Technology Law and Policy

undergraduate/graduate

University of Florida, B.S. Electrical Engineering cum laude

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industries



Biography


Robert practices in all areas of intellectual property law, with an emphasis on intellectual property litigation, post-grant patent proceedings at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, patent preparation/prosecution, and trademark preparation/prosecution.  In addition to his litigation and post-grant patent proceedings experience, Robert has drafted well over 100 non-provisional patent applications.

Robert has represented clients in the following types of proceedings:

-          District Court litigation
-          Appeals at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
-          Inter partes review (IPR) proceedings at the USPTO
-          Covered business method (CBM) proceedings at the USPTO
-          Ex parte reexaminations at the USPTO
-          A patent interference at the USPTO

Representative technologies: telecommunications, device/network security, GPS, video/image processing, audio processing, amplifiers, user interfaces, data centers, courier logistics, antennas, mobile computing devices, musical instruments, hand tools, plumbing components, turbines, jet actuators, biosensors, electronic commerce systems, online advertising systems.

While in college, Robert worked as a NASA contractor as a member of the Electromagnetic Environmental Effects Team; Electronic, Electrical, and Electromechanical Parts Team; and Avionics and Imaging Team at the Marshall Space Flight Center. Robert has worked on several projects that have flown aboard the Space Shuttle and International Space Station.

Robert is also a private pilot.


Admissions


  • Admitted to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the Supreme Court of Georgia, the Court of Appeals of Georgia, all Superior Courts in Georgia, and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  
  • Registered to practice at the United States Patent and Trademark Office