Robert A. Brooks is a partner in the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Boston office.
Mr. Brooks has more than 25 years of trial experience, beginning with a federal court clerkship, followed by a stint in the U.S. Attorney’s office in Connecticut. Mr. Brooks has represented Fortune 500 corporations in courtrooms across the country, in disputes ranging from product liability and warranty to trade secrets, trademarks and patents. He also created the Intellectual Property Department at Day, Berry & Howard (now Day Pitney LLP) and managed it for 15 years.
Mr. Brooks has extensive experience litigating and trying cases that are factually and technically complex and managing large teams of lawyers and experts. He has handled a number of “bet the company” cases on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants alike, with damage claims in the tens and hundreds of millions of dollars. Mr. Brooks’ matters have involved a wide range of technologies including computers, computer software, microprocessors, optical disc drives, e-commerce, nuclear detection equipment, multi-gas analyzers, lasers, jet engines, gas turbines and helicopters.
Mr. Brooks is admitted to practice in Connecticut and Maine, and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second and Eleventh Circuits. He is not admitted in Massachusetts.