For more than a decade, Rob McArthur's practice has focused on patent infringement, particularly complex or multi-defendant cases for high technology clients. He has handled cases in a variety of technologies, including telecommunications & networking equipment, LCD and DLP televisions systems, medical devices, interactive programming guides, semiconductors fabrication, picture-in-picture televisions, software, computer storage devices, and power converters throughout the United States. Mr. McArthur also has considerable experience litigating in the Eastern District of Texas, having recently represented clients at both Markman and trial.
Mr. McArthur is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and is licensed to practice before a number of U.S. District Courts, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas. In addition to experience practicing before the Federal Circuit on appeal, Mr. McArthur has also represented clients before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences and has prosecuted patent applications before the USPTO. Mr. McArthur is a member of the California State Bar.
In addition to his patent practice, Mr. McArthur helps clients develop and protect the value of their trademarks and service marks by preparing, filing, prosecuting, and maintaining trademark applications and registrations; conducting trademark searches; working with clients to develop trademark protection strategies and to manage portfolios; negotiating trademark licenses and co-existence agreements; and handling opposition and cancellation proceedings. He has also represented clients in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
Before joining Vasquez, Benisek and Lindgren LLP, Mr. McArthur was previously associated with the firm of Morrison & Foerster LLP and Graham & James LLP.
Mr. McArthur earned his B.S. in Physiology from University of California at Davis and his J.D. cum laude from the Loyola Law School.