Robert M.Breetz (Robby)


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.


  • R.J. Reynolds successfully enforces patents in ITC trial against Philip Morris in dispute over cigarette alternativeJones Day's client Reynolds achieved a precedent-setting victory before the International Trade Commission (ITC) against its main competitors Philip Morris Products S.A. ("Philip Morris") and Altria Client Services LLC ("Altria") in a patent infringement dispute involving tobacco heating and vaping products.
  • Cohesity disposes of six-patent litigation brought by adverse competitor CommvaultJones Day successfully represented Cohesity Inc. ("Cohesity") and obtained dismissal in a six-patent, competitor suit filed by Commvault Systems in April 21, 2020.
  • Automotive supplier successfully invalidates 13 claims in competitor's patent relating to exterior automotive mirrors in IPR proceedingOn behalf of an automotive supplier Motherson Innovations Company, Jones Day successfully invalidated 13 claims in a competitor's patent related to exterior automotive mirrors.
  • NXP litigates against competitor in an 18-patent suit directed to RFID technologyJones Day is representing NXP USA Inc. in a patent infringement lawsuit against its competitor Impinj, Inc. in the Western District of Texas.
  • Qualcomm obtains remand from Federal Circuit based on PTAB's denial of due processJones Day successfully convinced the Federal Circuit to remand the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's ("PTAB's") January 2020 Final Written Decision finding challenged claims of Qualcomm Incorporated's U.S. Pat. No. 9,608,675 ("Power tracker for multiple transmit signals sent simultaneously") unpatentable in six inter partes review ("IPR") proceedings filed by Intel Corporation.
  • NXP whittles down competitor's infringement suit involving RFID technology from 26 to four patentsJones Day is defending NXP USA, Inc. in a lawsuit brought by its competitor Impinj, Inc. alleging infringement of 26 patents relating to different aspects of radio frequency identification ("RFID") technology.
  • 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.
  • 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.