Robert J. Rando


Civil Rights
Disability Rights
Intellectual Property
Patent Infringement
Settlement Administration

Robert J. Rando is the founder and lead counsel of The Rando Law Firm P.C. Mr. Rando is a Fellow of the Academy of Court-Appointed Masters and, since 2004, has enjoyed the privilege and honor of judicial appointment as a Special Master in numerous cases involving complex patent law issues. He has also served as a Mediator in several private mediations all with successful outcomes and as a Neutral in patent and non-patent cases. He is a published author and frequent lecturer at law schools and CLE programs on patent law and other IP and constitutional law issues.

Mr. Rando began his legal career with Skadden, Arps. His professional experience spans thirty years as a federal civil litigator in matters ranging from intellectual property and antitrust, to employment discrimination, civil rights, employment disputes, ERISA and class action product liability cases. Primarily his experience has been focused on the litigation of patent infringement disputes in the Southern District of New York (“SDNY”), the Eastern District of New York (“EDNY”) and several other United States District Courts across the country. He has also filed Circuit Court of Appeals briefs and argued before the Appeals Court for the Second Circuit. Additionally, he has authored, co-authored, and filed Amicus briefs before the United States Supreme Court and Federal Circuit on various patent law issues from 2006 to the present.

He is experienced in a wide range of technologies, including: computer hardware and software, silicon chip manufacturing, biotechnology products, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, chemical compounds, food additives, alternative energy products, consumer electronics, communications, security, Internet and e-commerce.

He is the immediate past Chair and current Board Member of the Federal Bar Association (“FBA”) Intellectual Property Law Section, an active Member of the FBA Government Relations Committee and Charter Member of the FBA EDNY Chapter. He is also the past Treasurer and current Board Member of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association (“NYIPLA”), an active member of the NYIPLA Amicus, Legislative Action, Programs and PTAB Committees, a Member of The Federalist Society IP Practice Group Executive Committee, Master in the Honorable William C. Conner Inn of Court and President-Elect of the Association of Amicus Counsel.

He has worked closely with USPTO leaders on programming and outreach and is actively engaged in federal judiciary legislative initiatives. Along with other patent practitioners, he developed and conducted a series of lectures in 2012 on the AIA and provided a lecture on Alice/Mayo/Section 101 patent eligibility issues in 2018 for the SDNY and EDNY Patent Pilot Program Judges, Magistrate Judges and Law Clerks.  He represented the FBA at the Tillis/Coons Section 101 Patent Law Reform Roundtable discussions and submitted written testimony included in the record at the June 11, 2019 hearing.

He received his Juris Doctor, with academic honors, from St. John’s University School of Law in 1989. He was the Executive Publications Editor of the St. John’s Law Review and the recipient of an Academic Scholarship, Civil Trial Institute Honors and the American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Constitutional Law. He received his Bachelor of Science, with academic honors, in mathematics and computer science, from Hofstra University in 1983.

Prior to entering the legal profession, Mr. Rando was a computer systems analysis engineer for Sperry Systems (now Lockheed Martin) working on submarine navigation and weapons systems.

Case List


Honeywell International Inc. v. 2GIG Technologies, Inc., 09 Civ. 5156 (E.D.N.Y.)       

BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc. v. AOL, Inc., 08 Civ. 1765 (E.D.N.Y.)

Plasma Physics Corp. v. Au Optronics Corp., 08 Civ. 1627 (E.D.N.Y.)

Plasma Physics Corp. v. Chi Mei Optoelectronics Corp., 08 Civ. 1628 (E.D.N.Y.)

Plasma Physics Corp. v. Innolux Display Corp., 08 Civ. 1629 (E.D.N.Y.)                                   

General Electric Company v. DR Systems, Inc., 06 Civ. 5581 (E.D.N.Y.)                            

Plasma Physics Corp. v. Agilent Techs., Inc., 02 Civ. 3456 (E.D.N.Y.)

Plasma Physics Corp.  v. National Semiconductor Corp., 02 Civ. 3459 (E.D.N.Y.)

Plasma Physics Corp. v. LSI Logic Corp., 02 Civ. 3462 (E.D.N.Y.)

Plasma Physics Corp. v. IBM CORP., 02 Civ. 3463 (E.D.N.Y.)

Plasma Physics Corp. v. STMicroelectronics Inc., 02 Civ. 3475 (E.D.N.Y.)

Plasma Physics Corp. v. Analog Devices Inc., 02 Civ. 3484 (E.D.N.Y.)

JJV Enters., Inc. v. DaimlerChrysler Ins. Co., 05 Civ. 5937 (E.D.N.Y.)