Roberto joined the firm in 2001 as an associate focusing primarily on patent and trademark litigation. He has experience in all stages of litigation, from pre-suit investigation and discovery through trial and appeal. His litigation experience includes taking and defending depositions, drafting pleadings, motions and briefs, including appellate briefs, coordinating discovery and managing document reviews and productions in complex litigations.
In addition to litigation work Roberto has also drafted and prosecuted trademark and copyright applications. Prior to joining the firm, Roberto worked as an associate at an admiralty law firm working on cargo loss and damage cases. He also had experience with marine casualties and charter party disputes.
Federal Litigation, Electronic Discovery, Intellectual Property Infringement, Trademark, and Copyright Prosecution
State of New York (1992)
State of California (1998)
U.S. District Courts for the Southern & Eastern Districts of New York (1992) and the Northern District of California (1998)
U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Second Circuit (2006) and Ninth Circuit (1998)
M.B.A. in International Business, Lubin School of Business, Pace University – International Business Department Award, Member: Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society (2001)
Certificate in Internet Technologies, NYU School of Continuing & Professional Studies (2000)
LL.M. in Trade Regulation: Specialization in Intellectual Property Law, NYU School of Law (1997)
LL.M. in Admiralty Law, Tulane Law School – with distinction, Edward A. Dodd Jr. Award for Excellence in Maritime Studies, Hoffman, Sutterfield Scholarship Award (1991)
LL.B., Ateneo Law School – with honors (1989)
B.A., Ateneo de Manila University (1985)