State of Ohio; State of Illinois; State of Wisconsin; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin; U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
J.D. University of Wisconsin Law School
B.A. Zoology (Pre-Medical Concentration) and History, University of New Hampshire
Robert (R.J.) Diaz has more than 20 years of legal experience and since 1999, his practice has focused on advising and counseling clients with respect to various aspects of Intellectual Property Law. His areas of expertise include advising and counseling clients with respect to the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and international patent, trademark and copyright applications, patent and trademark infringement, validity and/or freedom to practice analysis and opinion writing, and reviewing and drafting intellectual property licenses and non-compete agreements. He also has extensive experience with litigation, arbitration and/or mediation of complex intellectual property and technology disputes including: patent, trademark, and copyright infringement; ANDA (Hatch-Waxman Act) Litigation; opposition and cancellations proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board; domain name disputes; unfair competition and other business torts. He has worked with a wide range of technologies including: polymers, medical devices, nanotechnology, pharmaceuticals, gas chromatography equipment, refrigerant recycling, printing equipment, welding equipment and wire packaging, machine tools, strip steel manufacturing, fueling systems, fitness equipment, hand-held computer devices, cellular telephone systems, and television satellite receivers.
R.J. has lived and worked in Japan and has developed an in-depth understanding of Japanese culture and language. He can speak the Japanese language and is proficient in standard and technical written Japanese. He has experience working with Japanese law firms, representing U.S. companies in licensing and litigation with Japanese companies, and taking depositions in Japan.
His other interests include Isshinryu karate, sports, history, fly fishing, guitar, squash, and golf.