Overview

Robert Pluta is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Chicago office and is a member of the Intellectual Property practice. Rob is a trial lawyer with 15 years of experience devoted to intellectual property litigation and appeals, with specific emphasis on patent disputes, including US District Court litigation, International Trade Commission (ITC) litigation, contentious inter partes review (IPR) proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and Federal Circuit appeals. Rob also drafts and negotiates technology license agreements. He is experienced in a vast array of technologies, including mobile devices, semiconductors, LCD panels, telecommunications, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals.

Rob has been lead counsel in over 75 IPR proceedings. In 2017, Law360 named Rob a “Rising Star” in Technology Law.

In addition to his intellectual property litigation experience, Rob has experience litigating breach of contract, antitrust, and class action cases.

Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Rob served as senior intellectual property counsel at Motorola Mobility LLC, where he directed litigation strategy for several high-profile cases in district courts and the ITC. He also collaborated with engineers and business partners to ensure freedom of operation, and negotiated and drafted license and settlement agreements.

Experience

Representative Federal Circuit Appeals

  • ATI Technologies ULC v. LG Electronics, Inc., (Fed. Cir. 2016) – Representing LG Electronics.
  • McKesson Technologies, Inc. v. Epic Sys. Corp, (Fed. Cir. 2011) – Represented Aristocrat Technologies as amicus curiae in en banc proceedings of the Federal Circuit.
  • Akamai Technologies, Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc. (Fed. Cir.2011) - Represented Aristocrat Technologies as amicus curiae in en banc proceedings of the Federal Circuit..
  • Aristocrat Technologies v. IGT (Fed. Cir. 2010) - Represented appellant Aristocrat.

Representative US District Court Cases

  • Maxell, Ltd. v. ZTE Corp. (E.D. Tex. 2017)—representing plaintiff Maxell
  • Maxon LLC v. LG Electronics, Inc. et. al. (N.D. Ill. 2016) – representing defendant LG Electronics, Inc.
  • Cellular Communications Equipment LLC v. LG Electronics, Inc. et al. (E.D. Tex. 2014) – representing defendants LG Electronics, Inc. and LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc.
  • Innovative Display Technologies LLC v. Hyundai Motor Company et al. (E.D. Tex. 2014) – representing defendants Hyundai Motor Company, Hyundai Motor America, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, LLC, Kia Motors Corporation, Kia Motors America, Inc., and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc.
  • Innovative Display Technologies LLC v. General Motors LLC (D. Del. 2014) – representing defendant General Motors LLC.
  • Innovative Display Technologies LLC v. LG Electronics, Inc. et al. (D. Del. 2013) – representing defendants LG Electronics, Inc., LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc., LG Display Co., Ltd., and LG Display America, Inc.
  • Innovative Display Technologies LLC v. Amazon.com Inc. (D. Del. 2013) – representing defendant Amazon.com Inc.
  • Innovative Display Technologies LLC v. Dell Inc. (E.D. Tex. 2013) – representing defendant Dell Inc.
  • Innovative Display Technologies LLC v. Hewlett-Packard Company(E.D. Tex. 2013) – representing defendant Hewlett-Packard Company.
  • Tela Innovations Inc. v. LG Electronics Inc. et al. (D. Del. 2013) – representing defendants LG Electronics Inc., LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc., and LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc.
  • Genzyme Corp. v. Sandoz Inc. (D. Del. 2012) - Represented Sandoz in Hatch–Waxman litigation involving the drug Hectorol® (doxercalciferol).
  • Sepracor Inc. v. Sandoz Inc. (E.D.N.C. 2012) - Represented Sandoz in Hatch-Waxman litigation involving the drug XyZal® (levocetirizine hydrochloride).
  • Encore Rail Systems v. The Willamette Valley Co. (N.D. Ill. 2011) - Represented The Willamette Valley Co.
  • Nitro Distributing, et al. v. Alticor (W.D. Mo. 2003-2009), aff'd, 565 F.3d 417 (8th Cir. 2009).  Represented Alticor and Amway. 
  • Star Scientific, Inc. v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. (D. Md. 2001-2009).  Represented R.J. Reynolds.
  • Barton v. Intermatic (D. Mass. 2007-2008).  Represented Intermatic Inc.
  • Energy Trans. Group v. Phonak et al. (D. Del. 2004).  Represented Phonak.

Representative Inter Partes Reviews at the USPTO

  • LG Electronics, Inc. v. Saint Lawrence Communications LLC, Case IPR2015-01875 – representing petitioner LG Electronics, Inc.
  • LG Electronics, Inc. v. Saint Lawrence Communications LLC, Case IPR2015-01874 – representing petitioner LG Electronics, Inc.
  • K.J. Pretech Co., Ltd. v. Innovative Display Technologies LLC, Case IPR2015-01868 – representing petitioner K.J. Pretech Co., Ltd.
  • K.J. Pretech Co., Ltd. v. Innovative Display Technologies LLC, Case IPR2015-01867 – representing petitioner K.J. Pretech Co., Ltd.
  • K.J. Pretech Co., Ltd. v. Innovative Display Technologies LLC, Case IPR2015-01866 – representing petitioner K.J. Pretech Co., Ltd.
  • LG Electronics, Inc. et al. v. Innovative Display Technologies LLC, Case IPR2015-01717 – representing petitioner LG Electronics, Inc.
  • LG Electronics, Inc. v. Delaware Display Group LLC, Case IPR2015-01666 – representing petitioner LG Electronics, Inc.
  • LG Electronics, Inc. v. ATI Technologies ULC, Case IPR2015-01620 – representing petitioner LG Electronics, Inc.
  • LG Electronics, Inc. v. Mondis Technology Ltd., Case IPR2015-00942 – representing petitioner LG Electronics, Inc.
  • LG Electronics, Inc. v. Mondis Technology Ltd., Case IPR2015-00940 – representing petitioner LG Electronics, Inc.
  • LG Electronics, Inc. v. Mondis Technology Ltd., Case IPR2015-00939 – representing petitioner LG Electronics, Inc.
  • LG Electronics, Inc. v. Mondis Technology Ltd., Case IPR2015-00938 – representing petitioner LG Electronics, Inc.
  • LG Electronics, Inc. v. Mondis Technology Ltd., Case IPR2015-00937 – representing petitioner LG Electronics, Inc.
  • LG Electronics, Inc. v. Mondis Technology Ltd., Case IPR2015-09392 – representing petitioner LG Electronics, Inc.
  • Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. v. LG Electronics, Inc., Case IPR2015-01411 – representing patent owner LG Electronics, Inc.
  • Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. v. LG Electronics, Inc., Case IPR2015-01409 – representing patent owner LG Electronics, Inc.
  • LG Display Co., Ltd. v. Surpass Tech Innovation LLC, Case IPR2015-00885 – representing petitioner LG Display Co., Ltd.
  • LG Display Co., Ltd. v. Delaware Display Group LLC, Case IPR2015-00506 – representing petitioner LG Display Co., Ltd.
  • LG Electronics, Inc. v. Innovative Display Technologies LLC, Case IPR2015-00497 – representing petitioner LG Electronics, Inc.
  • LG Electronics, Inc. v. Delaware Display Group LLC, Case IPR2015-00496 – representing petitioner LG Electronics, Inc.
  • LG Electronics, Inc. v. Innovative Display Technologies LLC, Case IPR2015-00495 – representing petitioner LG Electronics, Inc.
  • LG Electronics, Inc. v. Innovative Display Technologies LLC, Case IPR2015-00493 – representing petitioner LG Electronics, Inc.
  • LG Electronics, Inc. v. Delaware Display Group LLC, Case IPR2015-00492 – representing petitioner LG Electronics, Inc.
  • LG Electronics, Inc. v. Innovative Display Technologies LLC, Case IPR2015-00490 – representing petitioner LG Electronics, Inc.
  • LG Electronics, Inc. v. Innovative Display Technologies LLC, Case IPR2015-00489 – representing petitioner LG Electronics, Inc.
  • LG Display Co., Ltd. v. Innovative Display Technologies LLC, Case IPR2015-00487 – representing petitioner LG Display Co., Ltd.
  • LG Electronics, Inc. v. ATI Technologies ULC, Case IPR2015-00330 – representing petitioner LG Electronics, Inc.
  • LG Electronics, Inc. v. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., Case IPR2015-00329 – representing petitioner LG Electronics, Inc.
  • LG Electronics, Inc. v. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., Case IPR2015-00328 – representing petitioner LG Electronics, Inc.
  • LG Electronics, Inc. v. ATI Technologies ULC, Case IPR2015-00327 – representing petitioner LG Electronics, Inc.
  • LG Electronics, Inc. v. ATI Technologies ULC, Case IPR2015-00326 – representing petitioner LG Electronics, Inc.
  • LG Electronics, Inc. v. ATI Technologies ULC, Case IPR2015-00325 – representing petitioner LG Electronics, Inc.
  • LG Electronics, Inc. v. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., Case IPR2015-00324 – representing petitioner LG Electronics, Inc.
  • LG Electronics, Inc. v. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., Case IPR2015-00323 – representing petitioner LG Electronics, Inc.
  • LG Electronics, Inc. v. ATI Technologies ULC, Case IPR2015-00322 – representing petitioner LG Electronics, Inc.
  • LG Electronics, Inc. v. ATI Technologies ULC, Case IPR2015-00321 – representing petitioner LG Electronics, Inc.
  • LG Display Co., Ltd. et al. v. Innovative Display Technologies LLC, Case IPR2014-01362 – representing petitioners LG Display Co., Ltd. and LG Display America, Inc.
  • LG Display Co., Ltd. v. Delaware Display Group LLC, Case IPR2014-01359 – representing petitioner LG Display Co., Ltd.
  • LG Display Co., Ltd. v. Innovative Display Technologies LLC, Case IPR2014-01357 – representing petitioner LG Display Co., Ltd.
  • LG Electronics, Inc. et al. v. Cellular Communications Equipment LLC, Case IPR2014-01318 – representing petitioners LG Electronics, Inc., and LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc.
  • NEC Corporation of America et al. v. Cellular Communications Equipment LLC, Case IPR2014-01136 – representing petitioners LG Electronics, Inc., and LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc.
  • NEC Corporation of America et al. v. Cellular Communications Equipment LLC, Case IPR2014-01135 – representing petitioners LG Electronics, Inc., and LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc.
  • Amazon.com, Inc. et al. v. Cellular Communications Equipment LLC, Case IPR2014-01134 – representing petitioners LG Electronics, Inc., and LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc.
  • NEC Corporation of America et al. v. Cellular Communications Equipment LLC, Case IPR2014-01133 – representing petitioners LG Electronics, Inc., and LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc.
  • NEC Corporation of America et al. v. Cellular Communications Equipment LLC, Case IPR2014-01131 – representing petitioners LG Electronics, Inc., and LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc.
  • LG Display Co., Ltd. v. Innovative Display Technologies LLC, Case IPR2014-01097 – representing petitioner LG Display Co., Ltd.
  • LG Display Co., Ltd. v. Innovative Display Technologies LLC, Case IPR2014-01096 – representing petitioner LG Display Co., Ltd.
  • LG Display Co., Ltd. v. Innovative Display Technologies LLC, Case IPR2014-01095 – representing petitioner LG Display Co., Ltd.
  • LG Display Co., Ltd. v. Innovative Display Technologies LLC, Case IPR2014-01094 – representing petitioner LG Display Co., Ltd.
  • LG Display Co., Ltd. v. Innovative Display Technologies LLC, Case IPR2014-01092 – representing petitioner LG Display Co., Ltd.

Representative Ex Partes Reexaminations at the USPTO

  • LG Electronics, Inc. v. Mondis Technology Ltd., Case 90/13,481 – representing LG Electronics, Inc.
  • LG Electronics, Inc. v. Mondis Technology Ltd., Case 90/13,480 – representing LG Electronics, Inc.
  • LG Electronics, Inc. v. Mondis Technology Ltd., Case 90/13,479 – representing LG Electronics, Inc.
  • LG Electronics, Inc. v. Mondis Technology Ltd., Case 90/13,478 – representing LG Electronics, Inc.
  • LG Electronics, Inc. v. Mondis Technology Ltd., Case 90/13,477 – representing LG Electronics, Inc
  • LG Electronics, Inc. v. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., Case No. 90/013,814 –representing LG Electronics, Inc.
  • LG Electronics, Inc. v. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., Case No. 90/013,817 – representing LG Electronics, Inc.

Education

DePaul University College of Law

Marquette University, BS, Biomedical Engineering

Admissions

  • Illinois

Court

  • Trial Bar of the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • US District Court for the District of Colorado
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • US Patent and Trademark Office

Memberships

  • The Richard Linn American Inn of Court 
  • Licensing Executives Society