Robert Morgan was a partner in Ropes & Gray’s Intellectual Property Group. He started with the firm in 2005 when it merged with Fish & Neave, the IP boutique he had been with since 1969. Bob’s trial practice focused on the fields of telecommunications, electronics, semiconductor technology, and medical instruments and products. He advised clients concerning intellectual property asset management, licensing, patent validity and infringement issues.
Bob was lead counsel and co-counsel in more than 25 trials, including patent cases such as Linear Technology Corp. v. Micrel Corp.; United Video v. StarSight; Mitsubishi v. Ampex; BOC v. Nellcor; Cyrix v. Intel; National Semiconductor Corp. v. Linear Technology Corp. He was lead counsel in Transmeta v. Intel in which Transmeta garnered a $250 million settlement and in LTC v. Impala et al in which Linear Technology attained a settlement valued in excess of $100 million. He argued numerous appeals before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Bob spoke at seminars including PLI and the Sedona Conference. Bob was a lieutenant in the United States Army from 1970-72. Representative clients included Covidien, Linear Technology Corp. and Aerotel.