Practice areas

Intellectual Property

Focus areas

Patents, Trademarks

Robert P. Simpson, a registered patent attorney at Simpson & Simpson, PLLC, is a prominent figure in the field of patent law, trademarks, and intellectual property rights. As one of the firm’s founding members, he operates out of offices in both New York and Florida, offering his legal expertise nationwide.

Mr. Simpson’s legal practice encompasses a wide range of areas, including copyright, trade secrets, and unfair competition, catering to individuals and businesses alike. In addition to representing clients, he provides valuable guidance and prepares patent and trademark applications for domestic and international purposes.

Throughout his career, Mr. Simpson has amassed substantial experience in handling various legal proceedings, such as opposition and cancellation cases, ex parte appeals, reexaminations, and reissues. His technical expertise extends across diverse domains, including electrical, electronic, mechanical, and more. He has also collaborated as co-counsel in patent and trademark litigation cases.

Notably, Mr. Simpson specializes in software and business method patent applications, frequently sharing his insights on the patentability of such innovations. He is licensed to practice law in New York and Florida and holds admission before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York. He is an active member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Intellectual Property Law Committee of the Bar Association of Erie County. Moreover, he has served as the former president of the Niagara Frontier Intellectual Property Law Association.

Having graduated with a degree in electrical engineering, Mr. Simpson earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University at Buffalo School of Law. He is recognized as a board-certified intellectual property attorney by The Florida Bar and currently serves as an adjunct professor at both his alma mater and Hilbert College, where he imparts knowledge on topics related to intellectual property law and patent law.

Mr. Simpson’s dedication and competence in his profession have earned him numerous accolades, including an AV Preeminent* rating through Martindale-Hubbell and an impressive 9.1/10 rating on Avvo. He has also been honored by inclusion in the Business First of Buffalo’s Who’s Who in Law list.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished, and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license, following Martindale-Hubbell’s rigorous certification procedures, standards, and policies. These ratings represent the anonymous opinions of members of the legal community and the judiciary and encompass both legal ability and ethical standards.

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