Rob Ward


Dr. Robert D. Ward's practice includes patent and trademark preparation and prosecution; non-infringement opinions; due diligence; and intellectual property licensing.

Technical areas of Rob’s practice include biotechnology (such as biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, bacteriology), plant genetics, pharmaceuticals, pesticides and herbicides, screening and diagnostic assays, drug delivery devices, and treatment methods.

In addition to his law degree, Rob holds a Ph.D. in cellular and molecular biology. Prior to entering patent law, he acquired over 10 years of laboratory experience in molecular biology, developmental biology and endocrinology in graduate-level research and as a postdoctoral fellow at the Baylor College of Medicine.

Professional Activities & Recognition


American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

International Trademark Association (INTA)


University of Houston Law Center, J.D., magna cum laude, 2013

  • Articles Editor, Houston Law Review
  • Order of the Coif

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine, 2005–2010

University of Michigan, Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, 2005

University of Pittsburgh, B.S. in Microbiology, magna cum laude, 1999

Bar & Court Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • Delaware, 2014

    Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office


Speaking Engagements

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