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Robert Francis Zielinski

Intellectual property Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

5.0   1 review
  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 37 years
    New Jersey - NJ 37 years
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1986
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Intellectual property
    30%
    I handle a broad range of patent, trademark and copyright matters as well aslicensing and trade secret and related IP enforcement litigation

    37 years, 5,000 cases

  2. Patent application
    20%
    People who invent unique products and processes need patent prosecution attorneys to apply for government protection of their inventions. Patent application lawyers are uniquely qualified to file your patents with the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office, as they know what to file to show the unique quality of your invention and can clarify precisely why it differs from other similar patented inventions. The process is complex and a patent prosecution attorney usually has a related technical backgr

    37 years, 500 cases

  3. Trademark infringement
    20%
    When someone uses your trademark without your consent, you will need the services of a trademark infringement lawyer. Trademark infringement attorneys know which options and procedures will get the desired outcome for your case (whether it's destroying the competing product, stopping the continued misuse of your trademark, or compensation for the money the infringer earned from your trademark). Trademark infringement attorneys can also defend your use of materials if someone claims you have infr

    37 years, 500 cases

  4. Licensing
    15%
    If you are a copyright, trademark, or patent owner and someone wants to use, for example, your artwork, trademarked slogan, or patented invention, you may benefit from the services of a licensing attorney. Licensing attorneys write contracts that protect your intellectual property rights. These agreements specify how someone may use your property and how much you will be paid for such use. Licensing attorneys know the words to use that will best protect your intellectual property.

    37 years, 250 cases

  5. Trademark application
    15%
    Trademark application attorneys can advise you on all aspects of the trademarking process, including the need for notice of your trademark claim, which forms to use (and how to file them), and whether or not you should formally register your trademark with the government. Trademarks are the only protection your logo and brand have, a

    37 years, 1,000 cases

Those who know me well consider me to be a hard working and creative attorney. After practicing of law for nearly 25 years in big firms, I opened my own practice in 2009.  

My clients range from large international and national corporations to small and medium-size closely held companies, innovative start-ups, software developers, Internet-based companies, medical institutions, universities and individual artists, photographers, musicians and inventors.

 

My practice covers all phases of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and unfair competition law, including prosecution, licensing and litigation as well as software licensing, emerging new media issues and electronic commerce. 

 

I've successfully prosecuted patent applications for a variety of clients in the chemical and mechanical arts including food processing technologies, industrial packaging and labeling, plastic bottle manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, toys, environmental monitoring equipment, telecommunications networks and RFID tracking systems.

 

In addition to preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications, I have initiated and defended numerous trademark oppositions, cancellations and ICANN UDRP domain name disputes as well as trademark infringement, unfair competition, patent infringement and copyright infringement actions in state courts, federal district courts and before the International Trade Commission.  Roughly a third of my practice is trademark clearance, prosecution, UDRP domain name dispute resolution and litigation.  I am also an active committee member of the INTA emerging issues subcommittee. 


From 1991 to 1996 I was an Adjunct Professor of Law at Rutgers School of Law in Camden, New Jersey. I've lectured in Russia to Russian entrepreneurs in the practicalities of conducting business with western counterparts, to visiting delegations of businessmen, lawyers and government officials from several provinces in China and to a delegation from The Chinese Government Central Committee. 

In 2005 I was a participant in a panel presentation before a group of international lawyers in Prague, Czech Republic where I discussed the legal and regulatory hurdles facing biosimilars in the generic drug industry in the United States. Also in 2005, I gave a presentation to the Global Interdependence Council at the Federal Reserve Bank in Philadelphia entitled "The Changing Face of Intellectual Property Rights in China" and in 2007, I participated in a meeting of international lawyers in Beijing China which the focused on the growing recognition of IPR in that country. 

I am AV rated by my peers in Martindale-Hubble, the highest rating in the legal profession.

Location

Law Offices of Robert F Zielinski, LLC
One South Broad Street
Suite 1600
Philadelphia, PA, 19107

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Posted by Jay | July 7, 2011
Trademark and Patents
I have worked with Bob for over 5 years on various trademark and patent matters. Bob always gives you all the available options, and we have never had any surprises. We have worked together on both domestic and international filings. I would highly recommend Bob.

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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Voting Shareholder
  • Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Chair Intellectual Property and Information Technology Group
  • WolfBlock LLP
  • 1995 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Dilworth Paxson, LLP
  • 1988 - 1995
  • Senior Research Scientist
  • Merck & Co., Inc.
  • 1975 - 1983
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Education

  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Edgewood College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1975
  • Rutgers University, Newark
  • N/A

Associations

  • International Trademark Association, Emerging Issues Committee
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • International Trademark Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Benjamin Franklin Inn of Court
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Practising Law Institute
  • Member
  • N/A
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Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
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Publications

  • Intellectual Property Lawcast
  • Regular IP, Technology Audits Should Include Policies as well as Property
  • 2004
  • Banking Law Journal
  • Records Retention: What Banks Don't Know Can and Likely Will Hurt
  • 2002
  • New York Law Journal
  • Audit Keeps Tabs on Intellectual Property
  • 2002
  • Metropolitan Corporate Counsel
  • Protecting Your Trade Secrets – Does Your Company Have an Effective Computer Use and E-mail Monitoring Policy?
  • 2002
  • Metropolitan Corporate Counsel
  • Keeping Tabs on Your Property: Why it Makes Sense to Do an Intellectual Property and Information Technology Audit Now
  • 2002
  • Protection of Information Rights Outside of Copyright: The Philadelphia Eagles v Philadelphia
  • Sports and Character Licensing
  • 2002
  • Copyright World
  • Protection of Information Rights Outside of Copyright: The Philadelphia Eagles v Philadelphia
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • TAGLaw annual meeting
  • Challenges for biosimilars in the generic drug industry in the United States
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (2)
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Trademark infringement Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rob is that rare combination of a sharp mind in a down to earth person. His experience and expertise are impressive. I endorse him without exception."
Intellectual property Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Intellectual property Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Intellectual property Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Intellectual property Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Being a good IP attorney requires a solid foundation in the law of patent, but that is not enough. You need to understand the business side of IP. What strategy makes sense to get to the results the client is hoping to achieve? If you have a limited budget, how do you proceed to get the best result for the lowest cost? These are the areas where Robert does his best work."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Other
"Having reviewed this attorney's written materials and experience, I would certainly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Zielinski. As evidenced by the number of questions he has answered on Avvo, he has a great understanding of the law. One can deduce through his many work experiences that he is a stellar attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Intellectual property Attorney | Nov 16
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"I endorse this lawyer."
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Philadelphia Intellectual property Lawyer Robert Francis Zielinski
Robert Francis Zielinski
Intellectual property Attorney
Philadelphia, PA
Licensed for 37 years