William R. Robinson - Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A.

William R. Robinson

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005

Bar Admissions:
New Jersey
New York
U.S. District Court (District of New Jersey, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York)
U.S. Court of Appeals (Federal Circuit)
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office  

William R. Robinson, a member of the firm and chair of its Intellectual Property Group, has practiced intellectual property law since 1972.  

Bill regularly represents clients in connection with domestic and international transactions including licensing arrangements, joint ventures, acquisitions and divestitures, due diligence, non-disclosure agreements and the preparation and prosecution of patent, trademark and copyright applications. Bill has litigated and arbitrated numerous infringement and validity, trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition and breach of contract claims.  

Additionally, with substantial experience in the corporate world, Bill is able to provide counseling on a variety of matters related to intellectual property while understanding a company’s business needs and concerns.  Prior to joining the firm, Bill was the managing partner at Brooks Haidt Haffner & Delahunty, an intellectual property firm. Before joining the Brooks firm, he was a member of the Legal Department at Bestfoods where he served as both Senior Patent Attorney and Corporate Counsel. He has also served as in-house counsel to Stauffer Chemical Company and as an associate with Brumbaugh Graves Donohue and Raymond (now Baker & Botts, LLP).  

The Intellectual Property Group serves clients in a variety of manufacturing, marketing and service industries, including chemicals, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, electronics, telecommunications, consumer foods, computer hardware and software, Internet, medical devices, health care and banking.  

Bill is included in the Intellectual Property Law section of the current edition of The Best Lawyers In America.  

Rutgers The State University of New Jersey New BrunswickBS 1969University of Maryland School of LawJ.D. 1972
American Bar AssociationAssociation of the Bar of the City of New YorkNew York Intellectual Property Law AssociationNew Jersey Intellectual Property Law AssociationSomerset County Bar AssociationWestchester County Bar Association

Office Location

721 Route 202-206, Suite 200
P.O. Box 5933
Bridgewater, NJ 08807-5933
United States

Practice Areas

Litigation - Patent
Patent Law