Robert G. Pluta

Intellectual Property, Patent Litigation, ITC Section 337 Actions


Robert Pluta is a trial lawyer with 20 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 provides strategic counsel to clients in all aspects of intellectual property, including counseling, licensing, and portfolio management. 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 100 IPR proceedings. Law360 has 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.

Rob previously 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.


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.


  • DePaul University College of Law
  • Marquette University, BS, Biomedical Engineering


  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois


  • Trial Bar of the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • US District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • 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

Professional & Community Involvement

  • The Richard Linn American Inn of Court
    - Executive Committee
    - Chair, Banner Scholarship, Membership