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Robert A. King, Chair of the Atlanta Intellectual Property & Technology Practice, focuses his intellectual property law practice on patent portfolio management, patent prosecution, and intellectual property licensing. Bob counsels clients in patent prosecution, avoidance of the patent rights of others, patent litigation, and brand protection. Bob has a background as an electrical engineer, as well as wide-ranging experience with a variety of technologies, including computer hardware and software, blockchain technology, banking systems, mobile payments, remote device management, biometric authentication, quantum computing, augmented and virtual reality systems, the metaverse, mechanical devices, and medical devices. He also represents clients in patent litigation involving software, electronics, semiconductor, and medical device technology.

Bob has represented clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in the areas of banking technology, payment devices and systems, microprocessor architecture, software applications, internet applications, storage systems, digital signal processing, digital cryptography, digital watermarking technology, wireless communications, and medical devices.

Prior to practicing law, Bob was an officer in the U.S. Army.


  • Patent prosecution
  • Patent portfolio management
  • Patent litigation
  • Brand protection: trademark, copyright, and marking



  • Represented clients in patent prosecution matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Advised clients on intellectual property matters in mergers and acquisitions.
  • Negotiated settlements in patent infringement disputes.
  • Advised clients in avoiding and respecting the patent rights of others, including patent opinions and design-around efforts.
  • Conducted due diligence investigations of intellectual property relating to corporate acquisitions.
  • Developed custom patent prosecution strategies and programs commensurate with client needs.
  • Represented clients in both ex parte and inter partes reexaminations before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. King prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Captain, U.S. Army, 1991-1995

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, IAM magazine, "IAM Patent 1000," Prosecution, 2023
  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers


  • J.D., cum laude, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 1999
    • Member, The Catholic University Law Review
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, U.S. Military Academy, 1991
  • Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit