Robert Fish

Firm: Fish IP Law
Location: Redwood City - CA

  • 333 Twin Dolphin Drive Suite 200
    Redwood City, CA 94065
  • Tel : (949) 943-8300
  • Fax : (949) 943-8358

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 is also author of the Patent Beast™ comic book, and developed Rings of Fire, a patent-themed board game which educates and helps bring humor to the patent process. Bob is also a Super Lawyer, and 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.

Fish IP Law

Fish IP Law, LLP™ is a premier intellectual property (IP) law firm providing strategic services of only the highest caliber to help clients realize their IP and business goals. Holistically guiding clients through the patent process, Fish IP Law™ uses a three-pronged approach – identifying, procuring, and monetizing– to provide the best legal counsel possible and help turn IP visions into realities.

The team at Fish IP Law™ serves as both legal counsel and trusted business advisers. The firm’s experts help clarify the complexities of IP law so clients can make sound business decisions aligned with their business goals. For more than 20 years, Fish’s quest has been driven by the focus of talented professionals and embodied in the meaningful work performed for clients.

Fish IP Law™ represents small investors, startups, and multi-billion-dollar Fortune 500 companies through all aspects of the IP process, from prosecution to enforcement. Fish IP™’s practice advises clients in all aspects of IP, including patents, trademarks and trade dress, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing, and litigation. The Fish IP™ team is knowledgeable, creative, and solution-oriented, skillfully guiding clients toward their goals through the continually evolving changes to IP law, both domestically and internationally. In addition to being registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Fish’s firm-wide diversity boasts a wide range of valuable educational and practical experience in chemistry, biochemistry, software, and biomedical, mechanical, and electrical engineering. From advanced degree-holders to real-world problem-solvers, Fish IP Law™ maintains a plethora of in-house talent.

A next-generation IP law firm operating on time-tested ideas and traditions, Fish IP Law™ remains focused and committed to providing a high level of client service and helping its clients of all sizes and industries achieve their specific business and IP goals.