Robert P. Taylor

Owner and Founder

RPT Legal Strategies PC

Bob Taylor is the founder and owner of RPT Legal Strategies PC in San Francisco and Palo Alto, providing legal and business advice to companies and investors with respect to all aspects of intellectual property and related fields of endeavor. He serves as a Venture Advisor to New Enterprise Associates and as a patent law expert for the National Venture Capital Association.

For more than 30 years, Bob focused primarily on patent litigation, serving as lead trial counsel and/or appellate counsel in dozens of patent, copyright, trade secret and antitrust cases involving a wide range of technologies and industries. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a Lifetime Member of the American Law Institute.

Bob holds a J.D degree from Georgetown University Law Center and was a member of the editorial board of the Georgetown Law Journal during law school. He holds a B.S.E.E degree from the University of Arizona and was elected to Tau Beta Pi. He served in the U.S. Army and worked as an engineer for Motorola and for Bell & Howell before attending law school.

For many years, Bob has written and lectured on the business and legal problems associated with both intellectual property protection and the laws related to competition. For many years, he was the co-chair of Antitrust Committee of Intellectual Property Owners Association and until recently served as a Member of IPO’s Amicus Committee. Bob also served as a member of the 1992 Commission on Patent Law Reform. He is a former chair of the Antitrust Section of American Bar Association.