Robert Fish, Esq.
Robert (Bob) Fish is the founding partner of Fish IP Law LLP™.
Bob specializes in patenting for a wide array of fields, including medical devices, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, electronics, computer software and business methods as well as mechanical arts.He has successfully litigated cases in state and federal courts throughout the U.S. as well as abroad.
Bob also has been retained as U.S. counsel by several foreign law firms. In addition, he has appealed matters before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and the Federal Circuit. He has acted as both an arbitrator and mediator.
Bob began his law career at Lyon & Lyon LLP in 1990 and developed his own intellectual property law practice in 1995. In 2001, he moved his practice in-house to a large California firm, eventually leaving in 2007 to establish Fish & Associates – a return to a boutique practice model serving clients of all sizes – from small investors and startups to multi-billion-dollar Fortune 500 companies.
Bob received his law degree from California Western School of Law and an undergraduate degree in natural science from University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the American Bar Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, Federal Circuit Bar Association, Orange County Bar Association and Orange County Intellectual Property Law Association.
Bob is the author of Strategic Patenting, White Space Patenting, Green Fields Patenting and Prosecution Magic, comprehensive guides to the complete patent process. He also pens the "Patent Beast™" comic strip and designs patent-themed board games to educate and bring humor to the patent process. Bob also regularly contributes to California Business Litigation, a guide published annually by Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB). Outside of the office, Bob practices Aikido, enjoys numerous outdoor sports, and researches nutritional approaches to health and disease. Bob resides with his wife and son in Orange County, California.
He currently oversees more than a thousand active patent matters and numerous trademark matters, including extensive foreign filings. He also is involved in several patent enforcement programs which include in-bound and out-bound licensing, arbitration and litigation.