Robert M. Harkins
Mr. Harkins is a Partner in the Berkeley office of Cherian LLP where he is a trial lawyer focusing primarily on patent litigation, including serving as lead trial counsel in mission critical and bet-the-company litigation. He also has extensive experience with trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation. Mr. Harkins has handled a variety of subject matters in intellectual property counseling, licensing, and disputes, with a particular focus on computer hardware, software, system design, medical devices, telecommunications, television and satellite broadcasting and Internet-related technologies as well as industrial and mechanical design.
In addition to more than 25 years of private practice experience, Mr. Harkins has previously served as director of Intellectual Property and Litigation for a well-known Silicon Valley semiconductor company with offices throughout Asia as well as in the U.S. From these experiences, Mr. Harkins understands not only the technical and procedural aspects of litigation, but also the business issues and challenges facing technology companies. Mr. Harkins has been a longstanding member of the American Bar Association and the Federal Circuit Bar Association.-
Patent Litigation, Intellectual Property, IP Litigation, International Trade Commission (ITC) Section 337 Litigation, Licensing, Trade Secret Litigation, Complex Litigation, Trials and Appeals
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
National University, M.S., Electronic Commerce, with distinction
University of California Davis School of Law, J.D.
University of California Berkeley, B.A.