Overview

Robert S. Hill is a Dallas intellectual property attorney who focuses his practice on representing plaintiffs and defendants in complex patent litigation cases.

Mr. Hill has litigated in a wide variety of technology areas, including image processing software, audio codecs, database software, e-commerce software, cache management software, wireless communications technology, enterprise communication systems, global positioning systems, micro-electro-mechanical systems, medical imaging technology, data bus architecture, light emitting diodes, quantum dot technology, printer technology, hearing protection devices, specialty petrochemicals, fracking logistics technologies, pharmaceutical products and biotechnology.

Mr. Hill also represents clients in cybersecurity investigations and litigation, as well as in other non-patent business litigation involving technology issues, including false advertising claims. In addition, Mr. Hill has experience serving as lead counsel in antitrust litigation.

Mr. Hill is a member of the 5G Technology Initiative of Holland & Knight's Technology & Telecommunications Industry Sector Group. He regularly writes and speaks about the intersection of next generation wireless technologies with other emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence/machine learning and blockchain technologies, and the legal issues associated with these areas. Mr. Hill is also a member of Holland & Knight's industry sector crossover initiative between the Technology & Telecommunications and Healthcare & Life Sciences groups.

In addition, Mr. Hill advises clients on a broad range of intellectual property transactional issues, including patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret licenses. Mr. Hill also advises clients on finance, venture capital, representation and warranty (R&W) insurance, aircraft finance and private equity transactions, with an emphasis on transactions where intellectual property and technology issues are significant drivers of deal value.

Mr. Hill represents clients in district and appellate courts across the country, as well as before the U.S. International Trade Commission and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Hill handled intellectual property matters for a global law firm in its Los Angeles office.

Credentials

Education
  • Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • Harvard University, A.B., Biology, summa cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • California
  • Texas
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Memberships
  • Enterprise Club of the American Enterprise Institute
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association
  • Harvard Club of Dallas
  • Harvard Business School Club of Dallas, Director 
  • Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations, Fellow
  • Dallas CASA Young Professionals
Honors & Awards
  • Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, Editor
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Harvard College Research Fellowship, 2001
  • Harvard Detur Book Prize, 1999

Publications

Speaking Engagements

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