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  • Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, J.D., 1983
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Robert Tucker
Partner
Four United Plaza
8555 United Plaza Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
225.248.2098 tel
225.248.3098 fax

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Robert Tucker is a partner in the firm's Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group, concentrating in the area of intellectual property, including patent, trademark, trade secret, and copyright law, as well as technology management and other business and technical matters.

For more than 29 years, Mr. Tucker has engaged in all aspects of intellectual property law practice, including the following: preparation and prosecution of patent applications covering a wide variety of inventions; patent infringement and validity studies; trademark availability searches; the preparation and filing of trademark applications; trademark infringement studies, negotiating, drafting, and providing consultation regarding intellectual property licenses and assignments; due diligence relating to the acquisition and licensing of intellectual property; and litigation of infringement lawsuits involving patents, trade secrets, unfair competition, trademarks, and other technical issues.

Prior to his career as an attorney, Mr. Tucker practiced as a registered professional engineer, managing both engineering and construction firms.

Mr. Tucker is a frequent lecturer at Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, and at numerous business and education seminars on intellectual property, technology management, and other business and technical subjects.

Mr. Tucker is active in Baton Rouge civic and charitable organizations. He is a member of the board of directors and served as the former chairman of the Louisiana Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross. He has served as President and a member of the board of directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge. He served as a member of the original steering committee for the preparation of Baton Rouge's 20-year plan, the Horizon Plan, and served as chairman of the Horizon Plan Implementation Committee. He served on several Baton Rouge Bar Association committees, and as chairman of the Baton Rouge Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service.

Mr. Tucker is a member of the American, Louisiana State, and Baton Rouge Bar Associations, and is admitted to practice in the State of Louisiana, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and is before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Noteworthy

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 (Copyright 2017 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC) in the areas of Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent, Patent Law, and Trademark Law (listed annually since 2005)
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2018 Litigation - Intellectual Property "Lawyer of the Year" in Baton Rouge
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2017 Litigation - Patent "Lawyer of the Year" in Baton Rouge
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2016 Litigation - Intellectual Property "Lawyer of the Year" in Baton Rouge
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2014 Litigation - Patent "Lawyer of the Year" in Baton Rouge
  • Listed in the 2007 edition of Louisiana Super Lawyers in the area of Intellectual Property
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell

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Publications

  • "Got Research Needs? Louisiana Universities Can Do It!"
    LABI News, Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, September 10, 2012

Memberships

  • American Bar Association (Member, Section on Intellectual Property Law)
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge (Former Chair and Board Member, Board of Directors)
  • Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (Member, Technology Council)
  • Louisiana Business & Technology Center (Chair, Advisory Board, 2013; Member, Advisory Board, 2008 to date)
  • Louisiana Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross (Former Chair and Member, Board of Directors)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association