Robert R. Axenfeld is a seasoned intellectual-property (“IP”) practitioner, representing clients in high-tech computer software and hardware, e-commerce, medical, and mechanical industries involving all facets of IP law, including:
- Prosecuting patent and trademark applications
- Managing patent and trademark portfolios
- Drafting and negotiating IP related agreements, licensing patents, trademarks, and other IP
- Litigating IP disputes in federal court and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”), including the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and the Trade Trial and Appeal Board
- Developing and implementing IP strategies
- Counseling clients on IP matters
As a Registered Patent Attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Mr. Axenfeld has successfully prepared and prosecuted hundreds of patent and trademark applications for a variety of businesses in a wide range of industries.
Before joining Littleton Joyce, Mr. Axenfeld served several years as in-house counsel to Unisys Corp., and Lucent Technologies Inc. (Bell Labs). Mr. Axenfeld began his legal career clerking as an Extern for the Honorable Alan D. Lourie, Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C.
In addition to helping clients of Littleton Joyce, Mr. Axenfeld also concurrently serves as a Principal in the Intellectual-Property-Boutique Law Firm of Axenfeld Law Group, LLC, located in Philadelphia, PA. http://axenfeldlaw.com/
- District of Columbia
- Registered to Practice with the USPTO
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- LL.M. (Masters in Law) in Trial Advocacy, Temple University Beasley School of Law
- University of New Hampshire, Franklin Pierce Law Center, J.D.
- Temple University, B.S. Electrical Engineering
- Philadelphia Bar Association
- Chester County Bar Association
- Presented a two-day Copyright seminar to Chinese state officials visiting the U.S. from Guangzhou's Administration of Radio, Film and Television in 2013.
- "Hedging Investment in Innovation through Patents and Trademarks," The Legal Intelligencer, April 16, 2013.
- "Business Methods: Are They Patentable?" The Legal Intelligencer, April 21, 2008.
- "The Shifting Sands of § 101 and § 112 Requirements for Computer Program-Related Inventions," The International Lawyer, Vol. 28, No. 1.
- "Overcoming 35 U.S.C. § 101 Rejections of Electronic and Computer Inventions," ABA Section of Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law.
- "Preparing & Prosecuting Electronic & Computer Related Patent Applications: Overcoming Statutory Subject Matter Rejections," 33 IDEA 297.