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Robert James Yarbrough

Patent application Attorney at Media, PA

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  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 35 years
    Kentucky - KY 46 years
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1989
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 46 years
    State KY
    Acquired 1977
    Active No misconduct found

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About Robert

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Practice areas
  1. Patent application
    I protect inventions and other intellectual property through patents, trademarks and copyrights. I obtain U.S. design patents and U.S. utility patents in a variety of technologies to achieve the commercial goals of each client. I protect inventions internationally by working with patent agents around the world. I perform due diligence to facilitate business transactions. I prepare licenses and contracts relating to intellectual property.

    26 years, 120 cases

  2. Copyright application

  3. Intellectual property

  4. Trademark application

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


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.


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


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AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Lipton, Weinberger & Husick
  • 2008 - Present
  • Counsel
  • Drinker Biddle & Reath
  • 1998 - Present
  • Counsel
  • Lipton, Weinberger and Husick
  • 1998 - 2008
  • Owner
  • Robert J Yarbrough Attorney At Law
  • 1998 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Drinker, Biddle & Reath
  • 1996 - 1998
  • Attorney
  • Cohen, Shapiro, Shiekman and Cohen
  • 1989 - 1996
  • Attorney - Branch Manager
  • Kentucky Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet
  • 1977 - 1988
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  • University of Kentucky College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • University of Kentucky
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1974
  • University of Louisville
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Underground Storage Tank With Sediment Trap
  • Patent successfully issued.
  • Secure Valet Telephone System Apparatus and Method
  • Patent successfully issued.
  • Two sided roof vent reexamination
  • Patent successfully survived reexamination.
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  • Pennsylvania Intellectual Property Forum
  • Chairman
  • 1998 - Present
  • Delaware County Bar Association Intellectual Property Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Environmental Law Committee
  • Legislation Co-Chairman
  • 2000 - 2001

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1998


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Speaking Engagements

  • Meeting of the Pennsylvania IP Forum
  • Licensing Future Inventions
  • 2007
  • Meeting of the Pennsylvania IP Forum
  • Indirect Infringement of Copyright
  • 2005
  • Meeting of the PA IP Forum
  • Trade Secret Law in Pennsylvania
  • 2004
  • Meeting of the PA IP Forum
  • Supreme Court Jurisprudence on the Doctrine of Equivalents
  • 2002
  • Meeting of the PA IP Forum
  • Patent Reexamination
  • 2001
  • Meeting of the PA IP Forum
  • Protection of Trade Dress
  • 2001
  • Meeting of the Environmental Law Committee
  • Pennsylvania's Anti-Sprawl Legislation
  • 2000
  • Pennsylvania Environmental Law Forum
  • The "Any Credible Evidence" Rule and Compliance Assuance Monitoring
  • 1998
  • Environmental Law Forum
  • Ozone Non-Attainment and the Problem of Long Range Transport
  • 1998
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Media Patent application Lawyer Robert James Yarbrough
Robert James Yarbrough
Patent application Attorney
Media, PA
Licensed for 46 years