Robert Rhodes

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Robert Rhodes

Attorney Bio

Robert Rhodes’ principal area of practice is IP litigation, with a focus on patent and trade secret litigation. Before joining the firm, Robert was an associate at a major national firm. Before law school, Robert worked as an R&D analyst in a clinical laboratory focused on pharmacogenetic testing. He also had a parallel career as a professional musician.

Education & Bar Admissions

Education

  • Columbia Law School, J.D., 2019
    Treasurer, Columbia Law School Texas Society; Articles Editor, Columbia Science and Technology Law Review
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.S. and B.A. Chemistry and History, 2013
    Phi Alpha Theta (History Honors society); Churchill Scholar

Admitted to Practice

  • Texas

Activities

  • Texas Bar – Intellectual Property Section
  • Austin Intellectual Property Law Association

Professional Background

  • Associate, Vinson & Elkins LLP, 2019–2020
  • R&D and Operations Analyst, Genotox Laboratories, 2013–2016
  • Professional Bassist, Mother Falcon, 2010–2016

Experience Highlights

  • Won a unanimous $115 million jury verdict against the world’s largest company in a trade secret case over misappropriation of a computer and telecommunications system for reducing the worldwide problem of fresh food waste (E.D. Ark.)
  • Representing operating companies prosecuting multiple cases related to VOIP technology against  publishing, retail, financial, and technology companies (E.D. Tex., W.D. Tex. )
  • Representing operating companies prosecuting multiple cases related to tagging and self navigation, interactive video technology against video content providers (E.D. Tex., W.D. Tex. )
  • Representing a technology company prosecuting case involving determining a website visitor’s intent, predicting and providing content based on that intent against the largest social media company in the world (W.D. Tex. )
  • Representing a technology company prosecuting case involving using multiple cameras to perform a variety and security and convenience functions on a smartphone against the largest smartphone manufacturer in the United States (W.D. Tex. )

Patent Litigation

  • Representing operating companies prosecuting multiple cases related to VOIP technology against  publishing, retail, financial, and technology companies (E.D. Tex., W.D. Tex. )
  • Representing operating companies prosecuting multiple cases related to tagging and self navigation, interactive video technology against video content providers (E.D. Tex., W.D. Tex. )
  • Representing a technology company prosecuting case involving determining a website visitor’s intent, predicting and providing content based on that intent against the largest social media company in the world (W.D. Tex. )
  • Representing a technology company prosecuting case involving using multiple cameras to perform a variety and security and convenience functions on a smartphone against the largest smartphone manufacturer in the United States (W.D. Tex. ) 

Trade Secret Litigation

  • Representing plaintiffs in a $2 billion trade secret case against the world’s largest retailer (E.D. Ark.)