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Robert K. High
+1 404 653 6564
robert.high@finnegan.com

271 17th Street, NW
Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30363-6209

+1 404 653 6400
Fax +1 404 653 6444

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Georgia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Education

  • Emory University
    J.D., with high honors, 2016
  • University of Central Florida
    B.S., Mechanical Engineering, cum laude, 2013

Robert K. High

Associate

Bob High focuses his practice on patent litigation, patent prosecution, and proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He has technical experience in the mechanical and electrical fields, including technologies such as turbine engines, automotive propulsion, nuclear power, nanotechnology, and computer technology.

Mr. High's experience in patent litigation includes involvement in pre-filing strategy, infringement and non-infringement contentions, and discovery disputes. He has also assisted in drafting and prosecuting utility and design applications.

During law school, Mr. High served as an extern in the patent group at The Coca-Cola Company, drafting patent applications and responding to Office actions in areas related to beverage dispensing. As a student, he completed a program focusing on commercializing innovative technology, in which he helped counsel a startup company on its patent strategy and performed prior art and freedom-to-operate searches.

While an undergraduate, Mr. High worked as a quality engineer associate at Mitsubishi Power Systems, where he helped ensure that turbine blades and vanes conformed to manufacturing tolerances. He also helped develop a kinetic energy recovery system for a racing kart and assisted in research related to carbon nanotubes.

Highlights

  • Summer associate at Finnegan, 2015.
  • Assisted in writing a Supreme Court amicus curiae brief in Commil v. Cisco, as a part of the Emory Law School Supreme Court Advocacy Program.
  • Pro bono experience includes representing a veteran before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and performing legal research in a § 1983 case.
  • Received a certificate in Emory's Technological Innovation: Generating Economic Results (TI:GER) Program.
  • Articles editor, Emory Law Journal, 2015-2016.

Professional Recognition

  • IP Law Scholarship, Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of Georgia, 2016.
  • Award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property, ABA/BNA, 2016.

Professional Activities

  • Emory Law Intellectual Property Society (vice president, 2014-2015; advisory board coordinator, 2015-2016)
  • Atlanta IP Inn of Court (pupil, 2015-2016)

Select Publications

  • "Redundant Prior Art References and Their Prejudicial Effects Against Post-Issuance Review Petitioners," Emory Law Journal, 2015.