Robert Maldonado focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, including patent, trademark, copyright, false advertising and unfair competition matters in federal court. He has extensive litigation experience at both the trial court and appellate court levels, as well as before the Patent and Trial Appeal Board (PTAB) and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB)

Rob’s clients, which span from startups to global corporations, rely on him for his strategic counseling. His experience includes obtaining US utility and design patents, primarily in the mechanical, material and process arts. In addition, he regularly obtains trademark and copyright protection for his clients. Rob negotiates and drafts major intellectual property licensing agreements, in areas such as consumer products and pharmaceuticals. He also regularly drafts opinion letters regarding patent validity and infringement, as well as trademark clearance, validity and infringement opinions.

Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, Rob was an attorney at an intellectual property firm in New York for 27 years, where he practiced all aspects of intellectual property law.

  • Member, Hispanic National Bar Association (1999-present)
    • National President, Hispanic National Bar Association (2015-2016) 
    • National President-Elect, Hispanic National Bar Association (2014-2015) 
    • Regional President, Hispanic National Bar Association (2012-2014) 
    • Chair of LGBT Section, Hispanic National Bar Association (2010-2013) 
  • Member, The Hispanic Lawyers Society of New York (Top 100 Hispanic Lawyers in New York Metro Area) 
  • Member, American Bar Association 
    • Council for Diversity in the Educational Pipeline, Commissioner, American Bar Association (2020-present) 
    • Center for Human Rights, Commissioner, American Bar Association (2018-2020) 
    • Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities, Commissioner, American Bar Association (2014-2018) 
  • Member, Puerto Rican Bar Association (“PRBA”)
  • Member, New York Intellectual Property Lawyers Association
  • Member, National LGBT Bar Association
  • Board Member, LGBT Law Association Foundation of Greater New York, Inc. (2013-present) 
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation (2013-present)
  • MIT Alumni Association, MIT Club of New York
  • CUP Catalyst, Council of Urban Professionals (2017) 
  • Trial Lawyer Honorary Society, Fellow, The Litigation Counsel of America (2016)
  • Member, Programming & Planning Committee, Judicial Conference of the Second Circuit (2014)
  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
    • Copyright & Literary Property Committee, Association of the Bar of the City of New York (1999-2002) 
    • Committee on Land Use Planning and Zoning, Association of the Bar of the City of New York (1995-1997)
  • Repeatedly named to the New York Super Lawyers list for intellectual property litigation
  • Named a Top Latino Lawyer by Latino Leaders Magazine (2019)
  • Named among the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in the US by Latino Lawyers Magazine (2018, 2016)
  • Recipient of El Award by El Diario La Prensa (2013)
  • Named Regional President of the Year by the Hispanic National Bar Association (2013)


  • “Is That a Coach Bag? Product Configuration Trade Dress in the Second Circuit,” INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY TODAY, July 2002
  • “False Comparative Advertising,” INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COUNSELING AND LITIGATION (Matthew Bender & Co., Inc.), 1996

  • Travelling
  • Cooking
  • Dancing
  • Fitness
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Robert Maldonado focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, including patent, trademark, copyright, false advertising and unfair competition matters in federal court. He has extensive litigation experience at both the trial court and appellate court levels, as well as before the Patent and Trial Appeal Board (PTAB) and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB)

Rob’s clients, which span from startups to global corporations, rely on him for his strategic counseling. His experience includes obtaining US utility and design patents, primarily in the mechanical, material and process arts. In addition, he regularly obtains trademark and copyright protection for his clients. Rob negotiates and drafts major intellectual property licensing agreements, in areas such as consumer products and pharmaceuticals. He also regularly drafts opinion letters regarding patent validity and infringement, as well as trademark clearance, validity and infringement opinions.

Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, Rob was an attorney at an intellectual property firm in New York for 27 years, where he practiced all aspects of intellectual property law.

  • Member, Hispanic National Bar Association (1999-present)
    • National President, Hispanic National Bar Association (2015-2016) 
    • National President-Elect, Hispanic National Bar Association (2014-2015) 
    • Regional President, Hispanic National Bar Association (2012-2014) 
    • Chair of LGBT Section, Hispanic National Bar Association (2010-2013) 
  • Member, The Hispanic Lawyers Society of New York (Top 100 Hispanic Lawyers in New York Metro Area) 
  • Member, American Bar Association 
    • Council for Diversity in the Educational Pipeline, Commissioner, American Bar Association (2020-present) 
    • Center for Human Rights, Commissioner, American Bar Association (2018-2020) 
    • Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities, Commissioner, American Bar Association (2014-2018) 
  • Member, Puerto Rican Bar Association (“PRBA”)
  • Member, New York Intellectual Property Lawyers Association
  • Member, National LGBT Bar Association
  • Board Member, LGBT Law Association Foundation of Greater New York, Inc. (2013-present) 
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation (2013-present)
  • MIT Alumni Association, MIT Club of New York
  • CUP Catalyst, Council of Urban Professionals (2017) 
  • Trial Lawyer Honorary Society, Fellow, The Litigation Counsel of America (2016)
  • Member, Programming & Planning Committee, Judicial Conference of the Second Circuit (2014)
  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
    • Copyright & Literary Property Committee, Association of the Bar of the City of New York (1999-2002) 
    • Committee on Land Use Planning and Zoning, Association of the Bar of the City of New York (1995-1997)
  • Repeatedly named to the New York Super Lawyers list for intellectual property litigation
  • Named a Top Latino Lawyer by Latino Leaders Magazine (2019)
  • Named among the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in the US by Latino Lawyers Magazine (2018, 2016)
  • Recipient of El Award by El Diario La Prensa (2013)
  • Named Regional President of the Year by the Hispanic National Bar Association (2013)
  • “Is That a Coach Bag? Product Configuration Trade Dress in the Second Circuit,” INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY TODAY, July 2002
  • “False Comparative Advertising,” INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COUNSELING AND LITIGATION (Matthew Bender & Co., Inc.), 1996

  • Travelling
  • Cooking
  • Dancing
  • Fitness