Robert J. Rando, Esq.

Of Counsel

Patent Special Master / Mediator

Robert Rando- intellectual property lawyer in New Jersey

Robert Rando is a federal civil litigator and intellectual property attorney. His practice is in the Southern District of New York (“SDNY”), the Eastern District of New York (“EDNY”) and several other United States District Courts across the country.

Robert is experienced in a wide range of technologies, including computer hardware and software, silicon chip manufacturing, biotechnology products, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, chemical compounds, food additives, alternative energy products, consumer electronics, communications, security, Internet and e-commerce.

Since 2004, Rob has enjoyed the privilege and honor of judicial appointment as a Special Master in numerous cases involving complex patent law issues.

Robert works with businesses in many diverse industries including:

  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Software
  • Silicon Chip Manufacturing
  • Biotechnology Products
  • Medical Devices
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Chemical Compounds
  • Food Additives
  • Alternative Energy Products
  • Clean Energy Products
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Communications Devices
  • Internet & e-Commerce
  • Security Devices

Practice Areas

  • Copyrights
  • Copyright infringement
  • ITC proceedings
  • Litigation
  • Oversight of Patent prosecution
  • Patents
  • Patent infringement
  • Patent licensing
  • Patent opinions
  • Patent product clearances
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trade Secrets violations
  • Trade Marks
  • Oversight of TM prosecution
  • TM infringement
  • TM licensing
  • TM oppositions
  • TM cancellations
  • Unfair Competition


Rob received his Juris Doctor, with academic honors, from St. John’s University School of Law in 1989. He was the Executive Publications Editor of the St. John’s Law Review and the recipient of an Academic Scholarship, Civil Trial Institute Honors and the American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Constitutional Law. He received his Bachelor of Science, with academic honors, in mathematics and computer science, from Hofstra University in 1983.

Admitted to Bar:

Rob is admitted to practice in New York. He is also admitted to the bars of the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second and Federal Circuits and Armed Forces, the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Professional Associations:

Rob is a Master of the Honorable William C. Conner Inn of Court and an active member of several bar associations.

New York Intellectual Property Law Association CLE Committee (“NYIPLA”) - Rob is the current Co-Chair. He is also a member of the NYIPLA Amicus Committee, where he has enjoyed the privilege of contributing and participating in the filing of Amicus briefs on various issues before the Federal Circuit and United States Supreme Court.

Federal Bar Association (“FBA”) EDNY Chapter - Rob is a past President, Charter member and an active EDNY Chapter Board member and was re-appointed to a second three-year term on the National FBA Government Relations Committee. Recently, along with two other FBA members, Rob enjoyed the honor and privilege of conducting a series of lectures to update the SDNY and EDNY Patent Pilot Program Judges, Magistrates and Law Clerks on the America Invents Act. Rob is also a member of the EDNY Civil Litigation Rules Committee and is a recurring guest lecturer at local law schools, bar associations, CLE programs and trade groups.


Rob Rando began his legal career as an Associate with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, followed by the patent firms of Kenyon & Kenyon and Hopgood, Calimafde, Kalil & Judlowe.

Since early in his career, Rob has also been involved in alternative dispute resolution. He has engaged in mediation on behalf of his clients and has served as a Mediator in several private mediations all with successful outcomes.

Before entering the legal profession, Rob was a Systems Analysis Engineer at Sperry Corporation (now known as Lockheed Martin). As a Systems Analysis Engineer, he designed, developed, implemented, and analyzed computer software utilizing sophisticated high-powered mathematical techniques for nuclear submarine navigation and weapons systems.