Robert S. Katz
Partner, Banner and Witcoff, Ltd., Adjunct Professor of Law
B.S., Carnegie-Mellon; J.D., George Washington
Professor Katz is a partner at Banner & Witcoff, Ltd., and is experienced in all facets of patent practice. He is nationally and internationally recognized...Continue Reading
Professor Katz is a partner at Banner & Witcoff, Ltd., and is experienced in all facets of patent practice. He is nationally and internationally recognized as one of the premier practitioners in the field of industrial designs and design patents, and leaders from numerous foreign Design Patent Offices and industrial design professional organizations have consulted with him for his expertise regarding industrial design policies. He has also served as an expert in multiple design patent litigations, and this experience provides him with a unique perspective on patent litigation practice. For example, he has been invited to and has given industrial design related presentations for many professional organizations including: ABA (American Bar Association), AIPLA (American Intellectual Property Law Association), FICPI (Federation International des Conseils en Propriete Industrielle), IPR University Center (Finland), INTA (International Trademark Association), the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office). Representatives from the Japanese Patent Office and WIPO have consulted with him on issues of design patent harmonization.