Robert Busby represents international companies, particularly those based in Asia, with an emphasis on Japanese companies, in intellectual property litigation and licensing negotiations. Bob conducts licensing negotiations and has spearheaded teams on litigations filed in various US District Courts and with the US International Trade Commission (ITC). He appears in numerous jurisdictions for motions and claim construction hearings, and has taken and defended dozens of depositions in the United States, Europe, Taiwan, and Japan.
As lead attorney, Bob partners with international clients in all aspects of district court litigation—including jury trials, bench trials, summary judgment hearings, and claim construction hearings. In addition to appearing before the US District Courts of Texas, Virginia, Delaware, California, and Nevada, Bob represents clients as lead attorney in ITC proceedings. He has a strong background in ediscovery procedures and lectures frequently on IP topics in Japan.
In addition to being a litigator, Bob has extensive experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications on semiconductor devices, nuclear instruments and reactor equipment, semiconductor fabrication methods, liquid crystal display (LCD) panels, cameras, printers, medical devices, microscopes, survey equipment, and laser rangefinders.
Bob gained practical engineering experience during his service in the United States Navy, where he worked as an electronics technician and an officer aboard nuclear submarines. He also served as an officer in charge of operation of electrical and propulsion turbines and a nuclear reactor. While stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Bob was an engineer in charge of a submarine’s nuclear plant defueling operation.
The George Washington University Law School, 1997, J.D., With High Honors
U.S. Naval Academy, 1989, B.S.E.E., With Merit
District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Intellectual Property, Law360 (2019)
Member, Litigation Department of the Year–Intellectual Property, The American Lawyer (2019)
Recognized, Washington DC Super Lawyers (2013–2017)
Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association