Robert M. Haroun

Partner – Retired

Robert Haroun’s practice involves all aspects of intellectual property law. His experience includes patent, trademark and copyright litigation and prosecution.

In the area of litigation, some of his published decisions include: Valmet Paper Machinery, Inc. V. Beloit Corp. Civ. Action No. 93-C-587-C, (second chair during three week patent infringement jury trial in Madison, Wisconsin); Consolidated Papers, Inc. V. Valmet Paper Machinery, Inc. Civil Action No. 91-C-871, (patent infringement action in the Eastern District of Wisconsin); In Time Products, LTD. v. Toy Biz, Inc. Civ. Action No. 92-CIV- 5810 and 94-7198L, 7236XAP, (copyright and trade dress trial and appeal in the Southern District and Second Circuit); and Fundamental Too, Ltd. v. Funrise Toy Corp. And Kmart Corp. 95 Civ. 7183, (trade dress and copyright infringement action in the Southern District of New York.) In addition to these published decisions, Mr. Haroun has prosecuted and defended numerous patent, copyright and trademark actions in the field of consumer products, hair care, automotive accessories, craft products, paper goods, hobby items, food products, writing accessories, carpet, rug, garment and dress designs, plush toys, women’s accessories, leveling instruments, optical measuring devices, mechanical punch devices and laser writing instruments.

His prosecution practice covers all areas of technology with emphasis in mechanical and electrical matters, such as complex electro-mechanical devices including, fire control relay devices, reset switches, time release devices, optical instruments as well as various electrical household and consumer appliances. As well, Mr. Haroun has prepared and prosecuted a number of applications in the computer software area.

Mr. Haroun, received his J.D. degree from New York Law School in 1989, where he was an editor of the Journal of Human Rights. He also received a certificate of merit for Moot court competitions. He received a B.S. in mechanical engineering in 1986 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, New York State and American Bar Associations, New York Intellectual Property Law Association, and American Society of Mechanical Engineers. For many years he served as a member of Practicing Law Institute, lecturing on claim drafting techniques and strategies to students taking the patent bar review course.