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Robert C. Sweeney


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Robert is a patent litigator with experience handling cases before the International Trade Commission (ITC), federal district courts, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). He has been a key member of litigation teams in cases involving semiconductors, software, and other high technology innovations, and also has experience working in the life sciences industry. Robert drafts pleadings, motions, and other court filings, and conducts legal research and reviews patent claim sets and claim enforceability. He also assists with US and international patent due diligence.

While attending law school, Robert worked as an IP litigation paralegal at Mintz. In that role, he assisted attorneys and staff with ITC Section 337 investigations, district court cases, and inter partes reviews before the PTAB.

Prior to attending law school, Robert worked as a paralegal focused on IP issues in the Cambridge, Massachusetts office of a multinational pharmaceutical company, a Boston-based law firm, and a boutique intellectual property law firm.

As an undergraduate, Robert spent a summer working as a legal assistant in the Political Asylum Unit at Greater Boston Legal Services.


  • Suffolk University Law School (JD)
  • University of Massachusetts at Boston (BA, magna cum laude)