Robert Powers

Mr. Powers is an experienced litigator as well as transactional attorney. Mr. Powers serves as outside general counsel to over 100 businesses located through the United States at any given time. Counsel ranges from compliance and mitigation issues in an effort to prevent litigation, drafting and negotiating contracts, and litigation as a last resort. He has negotiated and drafted several multi-million dollar contracts involving IP licensing and assignments, business acquisitions, asset purchases, and employment related contracts. Mr. Powers has litigated matters involving business disputes before Virginia Circuit and Federal Courts; trademark disputes before Virginia and District of Columbia Federal Courts as well as the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office; copyright and other intellectual property disputes before Virginia and District of Columbia Federal Courts; and employment matters before the Department of Labor and Virginia Federal Courts.

Location Vienna, Virginia
Phone 703-520-1326
Practice Areas
Business Services
Contracts
Lawsuits & Disputes
Intellectual Property
Local Counsel
Info & Data Privacy Protection
Representative Cases
  • Successfully drafted and negotiated intellectual property licensing agreement, which included elements of patent, trademark, and trade secret licensing valued at more than $25,000,000.00.
  • Successfully drafted and negotiated multimillion dollar intellectual property collaboration agreement for security software.
  • Successfully drafted and negotiated stalking horse asset purchase in a commercial bankruptcy working with bankruptcy trustee and creditors.
  • Successfully drafted and negotiated multimillion dollar acquisitions of and for multiple corporate entities.
  • Successfully represented business owners in drafting complex startup and investor funding documents, including convertible notes and seed funding documents.
  • Successfully represented businesses in complex trademark disputes, which included contemporaneous trademark trial and appeal board and federal or state court proceedings.
Professional Honors & Activities
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Rating
  • Virginia’s Legal Elite Award in Intellectual Property
  • Specialty Certification from Michigan State University of Law in Corporate Law
  • Specialty Certification from Michigan State University of Law in Communications and Intellectual Property Law
  • Presented to the Board of Directors of the Junior League of Northern Virginia, Inc. on liability exposure to and fiduciary responsibilities of Offices and Directors
  • Virginia Continuing Legal Education Speaker in Unleashing the Power of Microsoft Office and Adobe for Lawyers provided by the National Business Institute
  • Fraternities
    • Alpha Lambda Delta
    • Zeta Beta Tau
EDUCATION
  • Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, Michigan J.D., Juris Doctor
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida B.S., Bachelor of Science Major: Business Management
bar admissions
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Associations
  • American Bar Association
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals