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Robert James Yarbrough

Robert James Yarbrough

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About Me

Robert J. Yarbrough is a patent lawyer providing confidential and cost-effective patent services nationwide.



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I have practiced law for thirty years.   I am a patent attorney licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and hold a degree in mechanical engineering.  I am  a partner in Lipton, Weinberger &  Husick, a specialty intellectual property firm based in Southeastern Pennsylvania.  I also am an environmental attorney licensed in Pennsylvania and Kentucky.   In environmental matters, I am counsel to Drinker, Biddle & Reath  LLP, a firm of over six hundred lawyers with offices in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Princeton, Los Angeles and San Francisco.  I am rated AV (highest rating) by the Martindale-Hubbel attorney rating organization.


 


I opened my patent law office in 1998 and have practiced patent law from that time to the present.  I worked in the Environmental Practice Group of   Drinker, Biddle & Reath from 1996  until 1998 and in the   Environmental Department of Cohen, Shapiro, Polisher, Shiekman &   Cohen, a Philadelphia regional firm, from 1989 through 1995.  I  enforced environmental laws for the Commonwealth of Kentucky from 1977 through 1988. 


 


I am Chairman of the Pennsylvania Intellectual Property Forum (1998 - 2008).  I am past Chairman of the  Delaware County Bar Association Intellectual Property Committee  (2002) and past Legislation Co-Chair of the Philadelphia Bar  Association Environmental Law Committee (2000-2001).   I am a frequent author and presenter on intellectual property topics. 


 


Follow this link to my recent publications.  To send an e-mail to me, follow this link: e-mail. The Pennsylvania Intellectual Property Forum, of which I am Chairman, advocates for individual inventors and small businesses.  Follow this link to learn about our advocacy activities.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Patent Application: 100%
    17 years, 120 cases

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Robert J. Yarbrough

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick
201 North Jackson St.
Media, PA, 19063-2902

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive198905/31/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell1998

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerLipton, Weinberger & Husick2008 - Present
CounselLipton, Weinberger and Husick1998 - 2008
CounselDrinker Biddle & Reath1998 - Present
OwnerRobert J Yarbrough Attorney At Law1998 - 2008
AttorneyDrinker, Biddle & Reath1996 - 1998
AttorneyCohen, Shapiro, Shiekman and Cohen1989 - 1996
Attorney - Branch ManagerKentucky Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet1977 - 1988

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Delaware County Bar Association Intellectual Property CommitteeChairman2002 - 2002
Philadelphia Bar Association, Environmental Law CommitteeLegislation Co-Chairman2000 - 2001
Pennsylvania Intellectual Property ForumChairman1998 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Sonar DomePatent issued successfully
Compound Aircraft Control System and MethodPatent successfully issued.
Drinking Vessel TrayPatent Successfully issued

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Pennsylvania Intellectual Property ForumPatent Remedies without going to Court2012
Pennsylvania Intellectual Property ForumInducement of Patent Infringement2011
Pennsylvania Intellectual Property ForumChanges to 35 U.S.C 102 under the America Invents Act2011
Pennsylvania Intellectual Property ForumSupreme Court Decisions on Patentable Subject Matter2009
Pennsylvania Intellectual Property ForumDeferred Examination of Patent Applications2009
Pennsylvania IP ForumEnforcing Design Patents2008
Pennsylvania Intellectual Property Forum'Inequitable Conduct' as a Defense to Patent Infringement2008
Pennsylvania Intellectual Property ForumAppeal of Patent Claim Rejections2008
Pennsylvania IP ForumLicensing of Future Inventions2007
Pennsylvania IP ForumIndirect Infringement of Copyright2005
Pennsylvania IP ForumTrade Secret Law in Pennsylvania2004
Pennsylvania IP ForumSupreme Court Jurisprudence on the Doctrine of Equivalents:2002
Pennsylvania IP ForumProtection of Trade Dress2001
Pennsylvania IP ForumPatent Reexamination2000
Philadelphia Bar AssociationPennsylvania's Anti-Sprawl Legislation2000
Environmental Working GroupPennsylvania's Antidegradation Program for Water Quality1999
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Environmental Law ForumThe "Any Credible Evidence" Rules and Compliance Assurance monitoring1998
Pennsylvanai Bar Association, Environmental Law ForumOzone Non-Attainment and the Problem of Long-Range Transport1998
Environmental Working GroupThe RCRA Land Ban1998

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Kentucky College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
University of KentuckyMechanical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1974
University of LouisvilleMechanical EngineeringN/AN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Meeting of the Pennsylvania Intellectual Property ForumDeferred Examination of Patent Applications2009
Meeting of the Pennsylvania Intellectual Property ForumSupreme Court Decisions on Patentable Subject Matter2009
Meeting of the Pennsylvania Intellectual Property ForumAppeal of Patent Claim Rejections2008
Meeting of the Pennsylvania Intellectual Property Forum'Inequitable Conduct' as a Defense to Patent Infringement2008
Meeting of the Pennsyllvania IP ForumEnforcing Design Patents2008
Meeting of the Pennsylvania IP ForumLicensing Future Inventions2007
Meeting of the Pennsylvania IP ForumIndirect Infringement of Copyright2005
Meeting of the PA IP ForumTrade Secret Law in Pennsylvania2004
Meeting of the PA IP ForumSupreme Court Jurisprudence on the Doctrine of Equivalents2002
Meeting of the PA IP ForumPatent Reexamination2001
Meeting of the PA IP ForumProtection of Trade Dress2001
Meeting of the Environmental Law CommitteePennsylvania's Anti-Sprawl Legislation2000
Pennsylvania Environmental Law ForumThe "Any Credible Evidence" Rule and Compliance Assuance Monitoring1998
Environmental Law ForumOzone Non-Attainment and the Problem of Long Range Transport1998