Bob Taylor is the founder and owner of RPT Legal Strategies PC in San Francisco and Palo Alto, providing legal and business advice to companies and investors with respect to all aspects of intellectual property and related fields of endeavor. He also serves as a Venture Advisor to New Enterprise Associates and as a patent law expert for the National Venture Capital Association.
For more than 30 years, Bob focused primarily on intellectual property litigation, serving as lead trial counsel and/or appellate counsel in dozens of patent, copyright, trade secret and antitrust cases involving a wide range of technologies and industries. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a former chair of the Antitrust Section of American Bar Association, and a Lifetime Member of the American Law Institute.
Bob has written and lectured extensively on the business and legal problems associated with both intellectual property protection and the laws related to competition. He served for several years as the co-chair of the Antitrust Committee of Intellectual Property Owners Association and also as a Member of IPO’s Amicus Committee. Bob also served as a member of the 1992 Commission on Patent Law Reform.
Bob holds a J.D degree from Georgetown University Law Center and was a member of the editorial board of the Georgetown Law Journal. He holds a B.S.E.E degree from the University of Arizona and was elected to Tau Beta Pi.
David Bender is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston Law Center, and also at Pace University Law School, where he teaches Privacy Law. Mr. Bender is a Distinguished Fellow of the Ponemon Institute. He has had extensive Privacy, Intellectual Property, and Information Technology litigation, counseling, and transactional experience. He was a founder of the IP practice, and co-founder of the Privacy practice, at White & Case. Before retiring from White & Case, he headed the firm’s privacy practice.
Mr. Bender served in-house at AT&T for ten years, during the latter half of which he was responsible for all IP litigation brought by or against any Bell System company. Before that, he spent five years engaged in antitrust litigation. And before turning to the law, he served as an engineer with the Ford Motor Company’s aerospace division, and as a mathematician with Hughes Aircraft.
Bar Admissions: New York; US Patent and Trademark Office
Publications: Bender on Privacy and Data Protection (Rel.12 2018 LexisNexis); Computer Law published in 1978 and presently in Release #73 (LexisNexis, 6 loose-leaf volumes); and over 100 articles in law reviews and conference proceedings.
International Association of Privacy Professionals
International Technology Law Association (President, 1999-2000)
Association of the Bar of the City of New York
New York City Metro Super Lawyer in Information Technology (2006 -- 2011).
One of the 25 best lawyers in the Westchester Co., NY Area (2009 - 2011)
Over 300 presentations across the United States and in 19 other nations at conferences sponsored by numerous organizations.