Cozen O’Connor: Weaver, A. Robert

A. Robert Weaver

Associate

Miami

(305) 397-0803

(305) 720-2190

A. Robert Weaver is a registered patent attorney and Florida Bar board certified specialist in Intellectual Property Law. Rob maintains a balanced practice in all areas of intellectual property. Rob has successfully prosecuted numerous utility and design patent applications relating to a variety of technologies, with a focus on the mechanical arts. He has additional experience with other technologies such as electrical, biomechanical, and business method technologies. Rob also advises clients on foreign filings and works with foreign counsel and applicants on prosecuting applications in the United States claiming foreign priority.

Rob also works with clients to develop and maintain extensive trademark portfolios both within and outside the United States. Rob’s practice further includes litigating intellectual property disputes in both federal and state courts, as well as through administrative proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In 2017, Rob participated in and graduated from the Cozen O’Connor Trial Academy (COTA) to further strengthen his trial practice. His practice also includes licensing, patentability and trademark searches, infringement and freedom to operate opinions, as well as general support of the firm’s commercial litigation practice.

Rob received his J.D., cum laude, and his Bachelors of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Miami. As a law student, he received Dean’s List recognition, was awarded Honors in the Litigation Skills Program, and was a finalist in the school’s negotiation competition. He also served as president of the Intellectual Property Law Society as well as vice president of the Society of Bar & Gavel. Rob was also named the Hunton & Williams Fellow in the STREET Law Program where he regularly taught legal issues to high school students. As an undergraduate, Rob received the Blake King Award for Best Senior Design Project for successfully improving the design of a bulletproof vest by reducing the blunt trauma to a user of the vest. 

Experience

News

Nine Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named 2019 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

June 26, 2019

Super Lawyers has named Nine Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2019 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Rob Weaver Named President of the University of Miami's College of Engineering Alumni Association

July 23, 2018

A. Robert “Rob” Weaver, a registered patent attorney and Florida bar board certified specialist in intellectual property law with Cozen O’Connor’s Intellectual Property department, has been elected the president of the University of Miami’s College of Engineering Alumni Association (CoEAA).

Intellectual Property Attorneys Become Board Certified in Intellectual Property Law

August 01, 2017

Robert Weaver and Gene Lang, both of Cozen O’Connor’s Intellectual Property department, became Board Certified in Intellectual Property Law by the Florida Bar.

Publications

Made in China—Why the US Cares About Counterfeiting

April 23, 2018

Rob Weaver, an associate of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property department, wrote in the Daily Business Review about the trade battle between China and the United States.

U.S. Implements New Treaty, Streamlines Foreign Industrial Design Protection

October 27, 2015

Rob Weaver discusses the impact of the Hague Agreement for U.S. design patents in Apparel Magazine.

Design Patents and Clothing: Fashion Forward or Passing Fad?

May 08, 2013

Rob Weaver discusses the intellectual property rights related to fashion and clothing design in Daily Business Review.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Patent & Trade Secret Bootcamp

March 01, 2019 - Coral Gables, FL

In-house/Outside Counsel Working Together

January 31, 2019 - Tampa, FL

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2011
  • University of Miami, B.S.M.E., 2008

Awards & Honors

Board Certified as a Specialist in Intellectual Property Law as Accredited by the Florida Bar

Rising Star, Florida Super Lawyers 2017-2019

Up & Comer of the Year, University of Miami Citizens Board, 2019

  • Florida
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court -- Middle District of Florida

Past President, University of Miami Engineering Alumni Association

Chair, New Lawyers Committee, American Intellectual Property Law Association

Selected Member, University of Miami Citizens Board

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Florida Bar Business Law Section

Former Vice Chair of the IP Committee, Dade County Bar Association