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Robert Bauer began his career as an Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  He earned his law degree at George Washington University Law School while working full-time and has gone on to become one of the foremost intellectual property lawyers in Western Pennsylvania.  He is respected by his peers and entrusted by his clients with their valuable intellectual property.  As one example of his work, Mr. Bauer obtained the only (non-standards related) patent successfully asserted against Apple through trial and appreal anywhere in the world in the recent famous "smartphone wars" between Samsung and Apple.  The technology in the patent is over 15 years old, but stood the test of time thanks to the expertise of Mr. Bauer.  


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Practice areas


  1. Patent Application: 40%
  2. Patent Infringement: 20%
  3. Internet: 15%
  4. Intellectual Property: 15%
  5. Trademark Application: 10%



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Bauer Law Offices

1314 Griswold Plaza
Erie, PA, 16501-1461


VAAuthorized to practice law199803/31/2016
NYCurrently registered 199203/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2016
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2015
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2014
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2013
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2012
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Department ChairKnox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, PC2011 - 2015
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Circuit Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law SectionN/A2013 - Present
American Bar FoundationFellow2010 - Present
Erie County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember1983 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1982 - 2015
Publication nameTitleDate
The SciTech LawyereTech Update2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington UniversityN/AJD - Juris Doctor1991
State University of New York, Stony BrookElectrical EngineeringB.Eng.1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
American Bar Association Annual MeetingFinancial Service Related Business Method Patents2011
Vienna ConferenceSecurity Interests in Intellectual Property2010
AIPLA Annual MeetingSecurity Interests in Intellectual Property2009