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Robert Barr

Title: Lecturer in Residence
Email Address: rbarr@law.berkeley.edu

Robert Barr was the Executive Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (BCLT) at the Berkeley Law School from 1995 to 2015. Before that, he was Vice President for intellectual property and worldwide patent counsel for Cisco Systems in San Jose, California, where he was responsible for all patent prosecution, licensing and litigation.

Barr has taught at University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) and at Hastings College of the Law, where he was an adjunct professor of patent law from 1994 to 1999.

A frequent speaker on patent reform, Barr has testified twice at the Federal Trade Commission hearings on Competition and Intellectual Property Law and Policy in the Knowledge-Based Economy. He was named by the Daily Journal as one of the top 25 intellectual property lawyers in California in 2003, and as one of the top 10 in-house intellectual property lawyers in 2004.


J.D., Boston University School of Law
S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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