The law firm of Armstrong Teasdale further enhanced its intellectual property team as IP associate Robert L. Schneiderjohn joined the firm’s Clayton office on Thursday.
Schneiderjohn, who previously worked for Armstrong Teasdale in 2015, will be a member of the firm’s well-established global intellectual property practice, focusing on the application and prosecution of patents related to software and electrical engineering, as well as mechanical devices, computer hardware, and networking and network devices.
With more than 20 years of technological experience, Schneiderjohn will also guide in-house counsel, inventors and patent examiners through the process of applying for and protecting U.S. and foreign patent applications. In a variety of fields, he will counsel through the distinctive stages of product design and development to ensure consistency.
Schneiderjohn actively participates in litigation arising from disputes involving patents as well as in U.S. patent re-examination proceedings. He assists clients on patent infringement issues, preparation of noninfringement and invalidity opinions, and patentability, due diligence and patent landscape analyses. In these instances, Schneiderjohn conducts searches, evaluates the results and provides ideas on going forward or modifying designs to alleviate risk.
Schneiderjohn has extensive experience with operating systems; programming languages and methodologies; enterprise storage technologies; storage area networks (SAN); high availability and fault tolerance; databases; communications networking technologies; virtual machines; and backup and disaster recovery.
Prior to joining the firm, Schneiderjohn worked as a patent attorney in private practice with firms in Minneapolis and San Francisco. Before that, he spent 15 years with IBM, implementing midrange Unix systems and programming, high availability computing, storage arrays and storage area networking. Schneiderjohn also worked for Armstrong Teasdale from 2012-2015.
He earned his J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law and B.S. in computer science from Missouri University of Science and Technology. Schneiderjohn is admitted to practice law in Missouri and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.