Robert Van Arnam has sixteen years of experience in matters related to intellectual property, data protection, antitrust and trade law, and international law. His clients range from emerging technology clients and entrepreneurs to large retail and manufacturing companies and financial institutions.
He provides practical advice and business solutions to his clients. He guides them to protect their technology and intellectual property rights and represents them in litigation. He secured bar admission at the North Carolina State Bar in the year 2002.
He has obtained court admissions at the North Carolina General Court of Justice, the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the Eastern District Court of North Carolina, the Middle District Court of North Carolina, the Western District Court of North Carolina, the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Robert Arnam is the chairman of the Intellectual Property section of the law firm, Williams Mullen. He also serves as a co-chair of the Data Protection & Cybersecurity practice of the same law firm. He has also previously served on its board of directors.
He concentrates on practice areas such as litigation involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. He has the experience of litigating high-stakes IP cases through trial and appeal, across the United States of America, in the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
He has attained mastery in understanding the IP assets and business goals of his clients. He provides practical strategies to his clients to help them achieve their business goals.
He has served Clients in different industries such as software, firearms, telecommunications, ag-chemical, social media, and financial services. He has helped his clients to protect, license and grow their intellectual property. He has also guided them in enforcing their rights. He has defended them against suits by competitors and non-practicing entities.
Clients also turn towards Robert Van Arnam for counseling regarding the protection of data, drafting and reviewing privacy and cybersecurity policies. He represents clients seeking to prevent, detect and respond to data breaches.
Clients trust on his advice in matters relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, advertising, the Federal Trade Commission, and anti-counterfeiting.
He is a member of the American Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association, and the Wake County Bar Association.
Business North Carolina named him among the Legal Elite of North Carolina from 2011 to 2015 and again in 2017 to 2018. North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine listed his name in the years 2016 and 2017. Chambers USA has recognized him as a Leading Intellectual Property Attorney since 2013.
The Charlotte Magazine named him as one of the Top Attorneys in North Carolina. The Best Lawyers in America listed him for Patent Litigation, Patent Law, Copyright Law, and Intellectual Property Litigation from 2014 to 2018.
He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Dickinson College. He completed his Master’s degree in international law from the American University. He acquired his Juris Doctor degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law.
He was a member of the Holderness National Moot Court Team and the North Carolina Journal of International Law & Commercial Regulation while studying at the University of North Carolina School of Law.
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