|FL||Member in Good Standing||1989||01/29/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Board Certified - Intellectual Property Law||Florida Bar||2013|
|Board Certified - Intellectual Property Law||Florida Bar||2012|
|Board Certified - Intellectual Property Law||Florida Bar||2011|
|Board Certified - Intellectual Property Law||Florida Bar||2010|
|Board Certified - Intellectual Property Law||Florida Bar||2009|
|Board Certified - Intellectual Property Law||Florida Bar||2008|
|Patent Attorney, Owner||Robert M. Downey, P.A.||1993 - Present|
|Patent Attorney||Malloy & Malloy, Pa||1989 - 1993|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Intellectual Property Law Association||N/A||2009 - Present|
|International Trademark Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1990 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||1989 - Present|
|United States Patent and Trademark Office||Registered Patent Attorney||1989 - Present|
|United States Merchant Marine Academy||Nautical Science||BS - Bachelor of Science||1984|
|University of Miami School of Law||N/A||law||N/A|
Posted by Don
I have retained Robert (Bob) Downey since 1991 to represent me and conduct prior art searches and evaluations, draft and file US and international patents applications (14 and counting), research and register trademarks. Bob has always given me sound, timely legal advice on an unusually wide array of potentially patentable areas to include a phone design, a video game control system, green energy locomotive power system, and several unrelated aviation system applications.
Bob has always given me thorough, insightful IP legal advice, under-promising and over-delivering. I recently had Bob draft two applications in an area I don't think he had ever worked before and he nailed both drafts and related illustrations well beyond my expectations. He recently negotiated directly with the USPTO examiner(s) to insure that DoD related security reviews were completed in a timely manner, preserving my international patent application filing rights.
Bob's communications skills are outstanding - always providing precise, intelligent insights at the lay level and avoiding unfamiliar legal and IP jargon. (And what makes this really exceptional is that I moved out of the South Florida area in 1993, and last interacted with him in person in 1994; everything I have done with him since then has been via mail, email, and phone conversations).
I have always had good experiences with Bob's business (billing) practices, to the point I think he may undercharge for his services. Perhaps most importantly, I have complete trust and faith in Bob's fiduciary judgement, and never had the slightly doubt that he was acting in my best legal and fiscal interests. I hope never retires because I couldn't imagine working with another IP/patent attorney.
Posted by Chris
We have been working with Robert for our patent and trademark matters for over 10 years. During that time, we have been issued over 30 patents and many trademarks. Robert is very knowledgeable in the field, and extremely easy to work with. He listens to our requests and fully answers all our questions. His billing practice is very fair. We highly recommend Robert.
Posted by Paul
Robert Downey has provided substantial patent and trademark services for my firm over the past seventeen years resulting in the award of thirty patents worldwide as well as several trademarks registrations.
Mr. Downey's services throughout the years have been consistently professional, thorough, timely and meet the highest standards of intellectual property law.
Mr. Downey provides highly responsive, personalized services , even in unexpected emergency situations, that is always appreciated. His ability to quickly grasp the intricate details of the various technologies he submitted for patent approval is commendable.
I would not consider utilizing any other IP counsel and I would not hesitate to recommend Robert Downey's services, and in fact, have done so with many business associates over the years.
Jennie Malloy, Intellectual property Attorney
I have worked with Robert Downey on various intellectual property matters over the years and know first hand that he is a dedicated and talented professional, who is at the same time both personable and conscientious. As such, I highly endorse this lawyer.