Partner, Marshall, Gerstein & Borun, Chicago, IL
Robert M. Gerstein has been with Marshall, Gerstein & Borun since 1988 and has been a partner since 1995. His practice focuses on transactions involving intellectual property, particularly patent and trademark licenses. He also is involved in patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition and contract litigation, and has experience in patent and trademark prosecution. Technological subject matters with which he has dealt include computer and software, medical devices, vacuum cleaners, superconductors, video games and radio frequency filters. Mr. Gerstein has prepared numerous legal opinions for clients, primarily involving patent validity, patent infringement or patentability. He has also provided opinions for due diligence of intellectual property transactions, as well as the intellectual property aspects of mergers, acquisitions and public offerings. His patent prosecution work relates to U.S., foreign and international patent applications and has included reexaminations and appeals before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences. In 1988, Mr. Gerstein graduated from The University of Michigan Law School, cum laude, and received his B.S.E., with honors, in Nuclear Engineering from the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan in 1985.
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