Robert M.Breetz (Robby)

Associate

Cleveland + 1.216.586.7213

Robby Breetz is a patent lawyer who focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation. Robby has represented clients in a variety of patent matters, including infringement actions in federal district courts and before the International Trade Commission (ITC), in appeals before the Federal Circuit, in arbitration, and in patent prosecution and inter partes review (IPR) proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Robby has represented clients such as Qualcomm, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, and Johnson & Johnson, among others in areas such as cellular, consumer, and automotive electronics; medical devices; computer simulations; modeling; and software.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Robby worked as a process and controls engineer for Procter & Gamble and as a patent agent for a boutique patent prosecution firm, where he concentrated on advances in the electronics sector, including semiconductor design and fabrication, cellular communications, power electronics, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) devices.

Experience

  • Qualcomm successfully defends patentability challenges in five IPR casesJones Day successfully defended challenges to Qualcomm Incorporated's U.S. Pat. No. 9,154,356 ("Low noise amplifiers for carrier aggregation") in five inter partes review ("IPR") proceedings filed by Intel Corporation.
  • R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris engage in patent battle related to tobacco heating products and vaping productsJones Day is representing R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company ("Reynolds") and R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company ("RJRV") in several U.S. actions as part of its global patent dispute related to tobacco heating and vaping products. Reynolds filed patent infringement complaints against Philip Morris and Altria entities in the U.S. International Trade Commission and in the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Virginia, alleging that Philip Morris' IQOS tobacco heating product infringes a number of Reynolds' patents.
  • Automotive supplier successfully petitions for institution of IPR relating to exterior automotive mirrorsOn behalf of an automotive supplier, Jones Day successfully petitioned for institution of an inter partes review ("IPR") challenging a patent relating to exterior automotive mirrors.
  • Qualcomm successfully defends patent claims against IPR challengeJones Day represented Qualcomm Incorporated in successfully defending patent claims against inter partes review ("IPR") petitions filed by Intel Corporation against U.S. Patent No. 8,838,949, which relates to multi-processor computer systems.
  • DePuy Synthes defends against multi-patent lawsuit alleging infringement against stand-alone intervertebral spinal implant productsJones Day is representing Johnson & Johnson subsidiaries DePuy Synthes Sales, Inc. and DePuy Synthes Products, Inc. in a patent infringement lawsuit brought by RSB Spine, LLC alleging that certain of its spinal implant products infringe two patents.
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