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Galveston, TX
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Located in downtown Galveston Texas, The Law Office of Robert A. McLauchlan provides our committed professional attention to your legal issues.

Admitted to practice in both State and Federal Courts in Texas, I diligently litigate a variety of cases offering sound legal advice with efficient service. In reviewing our Areas of Practice, you can be confident you will have the experience you need with the responsiveness your matter deserves.

Although I advise clients in general, family and patent-related matters. I specialize in preparing and prosecuting foreign and domestic patent applications. However, his practice also includes rendering opinions on patentability, validity and infringement issues; representing clients in licensing, litigation, Federal Circuit appeals, and reexamination and reissue proceedings.

Previously, Mr. McLauchlan served in house as General Counsel at Lumenergi, Chief Patent Counsel at ATMI, Advanced Technology Materials, a semiconductor and life sciences company.

Mr. McLauchlan is experienced in intellectual property litigation including patent, trademark, and copyright infringement, and trade secret misappropriation. Past efforts have included successfully managing patent litigation, identifying devices and methods that infringe the claims of one or more patents, negotiating license agreements to settle infringement disputes, and negotiating joint development agreements.

Prior to entering law school, Mr. McLauchlan spent eight years as a nuclear engineer and submarine officer in the United States Navy, after which he worked for three years as an engineer in Motorola’s semiconductor division.
? State Bar of Texas; U.S.D. Ct.—W. D. of TX; U.S.D. Ct.—S. D. of TX; registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
? University of Texas Sch. of Law (J.D., Assoc. Ed., TX IP Law Journal); Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst. (MBA; cum laude); U.S. Dept of Energy, Naval Reactors Division (Certified Engineer of Naval Nuclear Propulsion Plants); Commissioned Officer (Lt.), U.S. Navy Submarine Force; U.S. Naval Academy (B.S., Physics w/Honors – Navy League of U.S. Award)

Top Case Types

Intellectual Property: Copyright, Trademarks & Trade Secrets: 20%

Business Deals & Transactions: 10%

Unemployment Disputes & Employment Agreements: 10%

Start-Ups: Incorporation, Partnership Agreements, and More: 10%

Business Contracts/Agreements: 10%

Divorce: 10%

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish





University of Texas School of Law


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