Robert Fischer has been practicing patent and other intellectual property litigation for over thirty years in a wide variety of technological fields, including computers, semiconductors and biotechnology. He also has an extensive practice in licensing, opinion work and counseling, in complex interferences and in procuring patent protection in software, electronics and other fields. Bob has represented clients in connection with the intellectual property aspects of major corporate transactions, including joint venture formations, refinancings and sales of businesses.
Mr. Fischer is currently an adjunct Professor at Pace University School of Law, where he teaches patent law. He has also served on the Board of Directors of Voices of September 11th, an organization providing support in response to the 9/11 attacks and advocacy for public policy reform pertaining to terrorism. Previously, Bob has served as Chair of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association Financial Industry Committee.
Mr. Fischer was also counsel of record for the American Intellectual Property Law Association (Amicus Curiae) before the U.S. Supreme Court in Pfaff v. Wells Electronics, Inc.
Prior to going to law school, Bob was an engineer at the General Electric Company, Sunnyvale, California, where he was involved in the design of liquid metal fast breeder nuclear reactors.
Certain Marine Sonar Imaging Systems, Products Containing the Same, and Components Thereof
Obtained final determination of Section 337 violation on behalf of Johnson Outdoors. The Commission affirmed a prior ruling by Administrative Law Judge Essex that found all three Johnson Outdoors side scan sonar patents, which cover Johnson Outdoors’ highly successful Humminbird® Side Imaging® fishfinders,valid and enforceable.