Mr. Robert Randolph Elliott, Jr.

Mr. Robert Randolph Elliott, Jr.: Attorney with Troutman Sanders LLP


Rob is an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group at Troutman Sanders LLP. He focuses his practice on patent prosecution and litigation as well as providing advice about disputes involving the protection of enforcement of rights in patents, trademarks, copyrights, confidential information and trade secrets, technology, covenants not to compete, and other intellectual property.

Robert has experience in the mechanical and aerospace sciences with an emphasis in the fields of automotive, mechanical, aeronautical, and weapons technologies. He also has experience in the field of trademark, trade dress, and copyright, with emphasis on trade dress.

Areas of Practice

Technology Law:

Works with large and small companies, including start-ups, to protect intellectual property, develop licensing and IP strategies, and provide consultation on intellectual property issues regarding merger and acquisition deals.


Prosecutes foreign and domestic utility and design patent applications for inventions in the weapons, aerospace, automotive, sporting goods, construction, telecommunication, electronics, and computer hardware/software.

Patent Litigation:

Litigates and provides advice concerning disputes in federal trial and appellate courts involving patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and other intellectual property and technology related claims.


Prosecutes U.S. trademark applications.


Prepares and negotiates licensing agreements for patents, trademarks, and general technology.


Prepares non-infringement opinions in the areas of weapons, sporting goods, construction, household goods, telecommunication, electronics, and computer hardware/software. Performs product evaluations for infringement of patents by clients' competitors.


Reviews and provides due diligence for contracts and agreements, including product development agreements, confidentiality and non-compete agreements, and corporate intellectual property policies. Rob also regularly consults on large corporate deals, including mergers and acquisitions, involving technology companies and intellectual property rights issues

Representative Experience

Obtained protection for over 50 patents, design patents, trademarks, and trade dress for a wide variety of clients

Successfully argued before the BPAI to overturn all Examiner rejections

Successfully prosecuted key patent asset to allowance in less than 12 months using USPTO Accelerated Examination

Provided review and due diligence for $950M Acquisition

Public Service

Habitat for Humanity

Ride for Kids

Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

Work Experience

Associate, Troutman Sanders LLP, 2008-present

Intellectual Property Law Clerk, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter, & Hampton LLP, Jan 2007 - May 2007, Aug 2007 - Feb 2007

Summer Associate, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter, & Hampton LLP, May 2007 - Aug 2007

Intellectual Property Law Clerk, Preston Gates Ellis & Rouvelas Meeds LLP, May 2006 - Jan 2007


· President, Georgia Tech Bar Association

· Georgia Bar Association

· American Bar Association

· Forum Committee on Air and Space Law

· Section of Intellectual Property Law

· Section of Litigation

· Section of Science and Technology Law

· American Intellectual Property Law Association

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Intellectual Property
  • Business Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
804-396-2295  Phone
(404) 736-1920  Phone
(404) 815-1700  Fax
University Attended:
Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S., with honor, 2004
Law School Attended:
The George Washington University, J.D., 2008
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; 2008, Georgia; Georgia Court of Appeals; Supreme Court of Georgia
State Bar of Georgia; American Bar Association (Member, Forum Committee on Air and Space Law; Member, Sections on: Intellectual Property Law; Litigation; Science and Technology Law); American Intellectual Property Law Association.

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