Rob Litowitz

Partner at Kelly IP

Clients value Rob Litowitz as an outstanding attorney, strategist, persuasive writer and advocate who distils complex facts and issues into winning themes and narratives. Washingtonian Magazine named him one of Washington DC’s top IP lawyers. Mr Litowitz’s litigation experience includes trademark cases before the courts and the TTAB, as well as design patent, copyright and trade secret cases. He has worked with leading experts to develop and present consumer surveys. He has also litigated patent cases on products ranging from blockbuster prescription drugs to state-of-the-art jet engines. At both the trial and appellate level, he has secured wins for household brands and life-saving medicines.

Mr Litowitz also has extensive false advertising litigation and counselling experience. He successfully first-chaired a significant false advertising suit for a major consumer products company and has represented another consumer products company at the National Advertising Division for the Better Business Bureau. Mr Litowitz has written about false advertising litigation and issues in the leading industry publication, Advertising Age.

Always eager to share his enthusiasm for IP law, Mr Litowitz has been an adjunct professor of trademark law at both George Washington and American University Law Schools and founded the blog Softrights, in which he explores the intersection between IP law, entertainment and culture. Mr Litowitz has counselled musicians including a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as well as emerging artists. Giving back to the community has been a priority for him. He has staged benefit events for a variety of awareness and fundraising causes. Music Connection honoured his efforts by naming him, along with major industry figures, as one of the 50 Guiding Lights of the music business.

He recently served as a member of INTA’s committee on famous marks. Before joining Kelly IP, Mr Litowitz practised IP law for 26 years at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP in Washington DC, where he was a partner for 20 years and served on the firm’s management and compensation committees.

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Kelly IP
1300 19th Street NW
Suite 300
Washington DC 20036
United States

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