Attorney at Law
Experience, Experience, Experience
It's not the mileage; it's the recognition. Robert Payne is a former partner of the recognized IP boutique firm of LaRiviere, Grubman & Payne, in Monterey. He served as Chair of the Executive Committee of the Intellectual Property Section of the California Bar, the third-largest IP organization in the U.S. He's former Chair of both the Patent Litigation and the Trade Secrets Committees of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, with 16,000 members strong. A Super Lawyer of Northern California, for over ten years. AV-rated for over twenty years. Selected to serve on an international patent arbitration body, specializing in resolving the most specialized and consequential patent disputes globally (standards-essential patents). They trust him. So can you.
Wherever You Are, We're "Across the Street"
For over twenty years, Robert Payne has visited clients' offices for meetings, at no charge for the travel cost or time. We can meet you at your convenience. Of course, we also work digitally and telephonically.
I don’t care how big or small your matter is. I am here for you and your business.
LL.M. - University College, University of London
J.D. - University of California, Davis
B.A. - Stanford University
Federal Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals
Supreme Court of the United States
U.S. District Courts - All California Districts
U.S. District Courts - lead counsel in numerous district courts throughout the U.S.
Professional and Community Activities
Former Chair, Executive Committee of the Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of California
Former Editor in Chief, New Matter, Journal of Intellectual Property Section
Former Chair, Litigation Interest Group of Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of California
Chair, Trademark Interest Group, Intellectual Property Section of California Lawyers Ass’n (2022-)
Former Chair, Patent Litigation Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
Former Chair, Trade Secrets Committee of AIPLA
Former Chair, Trademark Remedies Reform Study Group of AIPLA
Former Supreme Court law clerk, Supreme Court of Idaho
Arbitrator Panel, International Arbitration Center (IACT), Tokyo (international SEP patent disputes) and WIPO
Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
Member, California State Bar Intellectual Property Section
Member, Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association
AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell
Super Lawyer™ of Northern California since 2010