Robert Lord


Title: Partner
Qualifications: U.S. Patent Attorney and Attorney at Law

Location: Houston, Silicon Valley



Robert Lord practices patent prosecution, trademark, copyright, litigation and IP counseling in the software, finance, consumer electronics, architecture, medical, oilfield, high-technology, and telecommunications industries.


With over 17 years of IP legal experience under his belt, Mr. Lord relies on a wealth of sound legal and business-savvy approaches to solving client’s IP issues.  Mr. Lord manages over 3,000 active matters for numerous medium-to-large companies, while still being intimately involved in daily patent prosecution matters. Mr. Lord develops and leads IP teams for optimal results, blending skill sets to obtain desired results at the lowest cost and on a timely basis. Additionally, he handles IP litigation, IP portfolio management, licensing, and ITC/Federal Court litigation in the fields of software engineering, business methods, and computer engineering.


  • J.D., Baylor University School of Law (1994)
  • B.A., Computer Science, Baylor University (1991)


  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office


  • Dicon Fiberoptics v. Preciseley Technologies (NDCA 3:15-cv-01362)
  • Prosper Funding v. Prosper Capital, et al, (EDMO 4:15-cv-01408)
  • Certain Kinesiotherapy Devices and Components Thereof, ITC Inv. 337-TA-823
  • LELO Inc. v. ITC (Fed. Cir. 13-1582-LP)
  • Lelo, Inc. v. Standard Innovation Corporation, et al., (NDCA 13-01393)
  • Recognia, Inc. v. MDIO Software CC et al, (SDTX 4:13-cv-02195)
  • Markets-Alert Pty. Ltd. v. The Charles Schwab Corporation, et al, (D. Dela. 12-781)
  • Standard Innovation Corp. v. Leloi AB, et al, (SDTX 4:11-cv-1172)
  • Plandraft, Inc. v. Providian Manor Homes, L.P., et al, (SDTX 4:10-cv-03739)
  • Prompt Medical Systems, L.P. v. IMEDICA Corporation (SDTX 4:2009-cv-01286)
  • Wood, et al v. B L Building Co., et al, (SDTX 4:2003-cv-00713)
  • Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc. v. Oakwood Custom Homebuilders LLC, et al, (SDTX4:2005-cv-03066)
  • T-Netix Inc v. WorldCom Inc., et al, (EDTX 2:2001-cv-00189)


  • IPR2014-00148 and IPR2014-00907 (Petitioner)
  • IPR2015-01728 (Petitioner)
  • IPR2015-01728 (Petitioner)
  • IPR2015-01739, IPR2015-01740, IPR2015-01741, IPR2015-01742, and IPR2015-01743 (Patent Owner)
  • IPR2016-00463, IPR2016-00464, IPR2016-00465, and IPR2016-00563 (Patent Owner)


  • Top 10 Allowance Rate for Art Groups 2100, 3600, and e-commerce art units (3620s, 3680s, and 3690s) by Juristat” (2015)
  • America’s Top Patent Prosecutors of 2011,” Patent Buddy (2011)
  • “Texas Rising Stars,” Texas Super Lawyers (2005)


  • “Navigating the Details Behind Patent Law,” North American Windpower(2010)
  • Co-author, “A Practical Approach to Protection of Graphical User Interfaces in the United States of America,” Intellectual Property Owner’s Association White Paper (2009)
  • “Attorney-Client Privilege Issues Involving Opinion Letters on Patent Infringement, Enforcement, and Validity,” Patent Times (2002)


  • “Patent Prosecution for Litigators,” PLI Fundamentals of Patent Litigation, New York City, New York (2013-2017)
  • “Corporate IP Strategies After Alice and the Creation “Patent of PTAB,” 2016 Annual IPO Meeting, New York City, NY (2016)
  • “Legal Masterminds: Big Data & Hi-tech Privacy Law Issues,” Palo Alto, California (2015)
  • “New Guidance from USPTO Regarding Subject Matter Eligibility under 35 USC 101,” Houston, Texas (2015)
  • “Design Patents in the United States: Preparation, Prosecution, and Enforcement,” Houston, Texas (2015)
  • “IP Roadshow: Patent Prosecution at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO),” Sunnyvale, California (2015)
  • “Safeguarding Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) Today and Beyond,” IPO Webinar (2015)
  • “Trade Secrets: The Other IP Protection,” Legal Masterminds Series, Palo Alto, California (2015)
  • “Advanced Training Lecture: Business Methods and CBM Review,” Houston, Texas (2015)
  • “Social Media Law,” Legal Masterminds Series, Santa Clara, California (2013)
  • “Section 337 Proceedings at the U.S. International Trade Commission,” Hangzhou, China (2012)
  • “The Litigation Process in the U.S.—How did I get here? Can I get out? Is there a way to avoid it altogether?,” Nanjing, Beijing, Ningbo, and Suzhou, China (2012)
  • “International Implications of Intellectual Property,” Legal Masterminds Series, San Jose, California (2012)
  • “Practical Intellectual Property Guidance for HTC Advisors,” Houston, Texas (2011)
  • Practical Applications of Intellectual Property in the Wind Industry,” Anaheim, California (2011)
  • No Mirage: How to Attain an Emerging or High Tech Patent in Less Than One Year,” Silicon Valley, California (2011)
  • Fast Tracking Patents for Emission and Renewable Technologies,” Phoenix, Arizona (2011)


  • Texas Bar College, Member
  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Intellectual Property Owner’s Association, Software and Business Methods Committee for the 2006-2016 terms
  • State Bar of Texas, Intellectual Property and Law Practice Management sections


  • City Councilmember for Bunker Hill Village, Texas
  • Drainage Committee Member for Bunker Hill Village, Texas
  • Former School Board Member for St. Joseph of Cupertino School, Cupertino, CA