Robert Hart , Chief Intellectual Property Counsel to Harman International
...Currently, Mr. Robert Hart serves as Chief Intellectual Property Counsel to Harman International, a $4 billion in revenue audio systems company with over 12,000 employees.
In this role, he
has global responsibilities for Harman's
patent, trademark, copyright portfolios including Harman's 3000+ patents and 3500+ trademarks worldwide; global intellectual property litigation; international transactional IP agreements; anti-counterfeiting investigations and white collar crime investigations. Prior to his work at Harman, he was Division IP Counsel at Conexant Systems, a major semiconductor manufacturer, where he was responsible for the Wireless and Imaging Divisions.His
career has allowed him to enjoy a diverse general corporate practice that includes litigation, intellectual property, transactional, employment and general corporate law.Robert Hart has technical backgrounds in electrical engineering, computer science, chemistry and petroleum engineering.After working for several years in the petroleum industry, he obtained his law degree from the University of Tulsa and an LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law from The John Marshall Law School.
For the last eighteen years, he
has worked both in private practice and as in-house counsel. Mr. Hart is a member of the American Corporate Counsel Association, the Licensing Executives Society, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, The Association of Media and Entertaining Counsel, Richard the Linn American Inn of Court Customs, International Trade Bar Association, and the Inter-Pacific Bar Association.