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Robert Kantner

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Jones Day

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Bob Kantner is an experienced trial lawyer who has focused his practice on intellectual property cases and counseling, cybersecurity matters, commercial and antitrust cases for technology companies, and professional malpractice cases. Bob has gone to trial 33 times, serving as lead trial counsel in 25 of those trials; his clients have prevailed outright in 70 percent of those cases. As plaintiff's counsel, Bob has obtained a jury verdict for $369 million on claims for misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, and usurpation of corporate opportunity. As defense counsel, he has successfully defended large claims. Bob has handled arbitration proceedings - four of which went to hearings.

Bob has tried copyright, patent, trade secret, and trademark cases. Bob has experience with telecommunications, networks, software, and electronic payment technologies. In a significant number of IP cases, he has handled antitrust claims. In addition, he has represented law firms accused of professional malpractice in IP matters.

While many of Bob's cases have been in major cities in Texas and other states, he also has handled cases in federal courts in Amarillo, Midland, Marshall, Sherman, Texarkana, and Wichita Falls, Texas and in state courts in Claude, Denton, Greenville, San Angelo, and Waco, Texas.

In 2013, Bob published five articles on protecting trade secrets internationally and cybersecurity. He has counseled clients regarding data breaches, compliance with federal cybersecurity legislation, claims for negligent enablement of cyber crime, open innovation and reverse innovation issues, and trade secrets protection plans.

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