Rob Suarez

Partner

Education

Florida International University, College of Law, Juris Doctor, 2011
Florida International University, Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering, 1995
Belen Jesuit Preparatory School, 1989

Bar Admissions & Memberships

State of Florida, 2012
Admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2009
U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 2015

Rob’s practice centers around the identification, creation, and protection of Intellectual Property rights for startups, entrepreneurs, and established corporations. He specializes in Patent Law and serves clients in other Intellectual Property matters such as Trademark, Copyright, and Trade Secrets. Rob is a U.S. registered Patent Attorney who brings over 15 years of product development and engineering experience to his practice. Rob’s knowledge of manufacturing and business methods, as well as his grasp of complex technical concepts, helps him to hone in on the most nuanced innovations in order to capture the broadest patentable inventions and distinguish the finer points in a claim. An inventor in his own right, he has developed innovative products for the aviation, marine, consumer electronics, and telecommunication / mobile devices industries. Rob is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as well as the State Bar of Florida and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Rob is fluent in English and Spanish.


Noteworthy

Co-Inventor of US Patent Number 7, 197, 845; T-top Outrigger Holder Apparatus.

2006 Residential Systems “Resi Award” for Best Combined Product Family Design – Co-Designer of Niles IntelliControl ICS Whole House Audio System


Professional Affiliations

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Cuban American Bar Association

Dade County Bar Association


Presentations & Publications

“Business Methods and Patent-Eligible Subject Matter in Light of Bilski v. Kappos” (2010). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1611186

Guest lecturer at Florida International University Pino Center for Entrepeneurship, “IP for Startups”

Guest Lecturer on “Representing Startups” for Dade County Bar Association CLE course


Community/Civic Involvement

Belen Alumni Association – Lawyers Section, Board Member

Florida International University College of Law Alumni Association, Past Board Member

Miami Catholic Lawyers Guild, Board Member

Dade County Bar Association/ Federal Bar Association Joint Task Force on Mindfulness in Law, Past Board Member