Our firm specializes in Patent and Intellectual Property Litigation with a particular emphasis on Design Patent Litigation.
Robert G. Oake, Jr. is a Registered Patent Attorney and is Board Certified both in Civil Trial Advocacy and Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification. He holds two LL.M (Master of Law) Degrees, including an LL.M in Patent and Intellectual Property Law (with highest honors) from the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C.
Robert served as lead trial and appellate counsel for Egyptian Goddess, Inc. in what has been called the most important design patent case in the last one hundred years. (Egyptian Goddess v. Swisa).
In the first and only en banc appeal in a design patent case, Robert convinced the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals to abandon its well intended but ultimately unworkable "point of novelty" test in favor of principles grounded in United States Supreme Court precedent.
Robert also successfully served as lead trial and appellate counsel for Mini Melts, Inc. and Tom Mosey in a "save the company" case against Dippin' Dots, Inc.
Read about the case here: Cold Reality: It's a Bitter Story about Sweets
Robert maintains the Design Patent School website. He also is a columnist for Intellectual Property Today where he writes on current topics in design patent litigation and prosecution in his column Design Patent Perspective.
Robert twice has been selected as a Texas Super Lawyer in Intellectual Property Litigation (2006, 2008).