Robert E. Cannuscio

USA - Pennsylvania

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
One Logan Square, Suite 2000
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States

Tel: +1 215 988 3303


For over 25 years, Robert Cannuscio has been a trusted legal advisor to clients around the globe on their most sophisticated intellectual property matters. Regularly recognized as one of the nation’s leading intellectual property lawyers, Robert partners with clients to protect key technology, execute branding and trademark initiatives, and use legal tactics to shut down predatory competitors in the marketplace. A former engineer and an inventor on four patents, Rob brings a passion for the rights of creatives and an eye for detail to all client engagements.

Intellectual Property Counsel and Strategy

Rob’s multidisciplinary approach to IP strategy matches the increasingly collaborative nature of client innovation and spans patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and trade dress. Rob primarily represents clients in domestic and foreign patent prosecution, litigation, and software and technology licensing. He also works with large retailers on branding initiatives and with consumer product companies on packaging design.

Recent Litigation
  • Represented Chelsea Building Products in patent litigation involving window frames
  • Represented Urban Outfitters in various trademark enforcement actions worldwide
Technical Background

Rob frequently shepherds patent and licensing matters related to mechanical and electromechanical devices, material and system processing, manufacturing operations, medical devices and procedures, computer and internet technologies, and the design and manufacture of aircraft structures, propulsion systems and flight controls.

Rob spent 10 years as an engineer with Fairchild Republic Company, where he worked on fixed-wing military aircraft, and with Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, where he worked on both civilian and military helicopters.

  • Chambers USA — Pennsylvania, Intellectual Property, 2005-22
  • Best Lawyers® — Patent Law, 2016-23
  • Intellectual Asset Management’s World Leading Patent Practitioners, 2015-16
  • Philadelphia Business Journal — Best of the Bar, 2018
Your inventions, content and brand identity are your company’s currency. With a team approaching 200 intellectual property professionals, we partner with you to identify, protect and leverage the value of your creative and intellectual assets on a global scale.

We help you take your ideas and products from concept to market — and to enter new markets, enabled by our strong presence in the United States, Europe and Asia. Guided by our in-depth knowledge of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and its counterparts, we deftly navigate the prosecution of patents, trademarks and copyrights across a wide range of industries and scientific disciplines.

Our experience extends to legislative and regulatory affairs, where we play an active role in shaping a range of intellectual property policy. And, when litigation is necessary to defend or leverage your intellectual property, our deep bench of trial attorneys has the experience and skills to give you a competitive edge.

Faegre Drinker is a firm designed for clients. We opened our doors on February 1, 2020, uniting Faegre Baker Daniels and Drinker Biddle & Reath, two firms known for exceptional legal and consulting capabilities and a commitment to service excellence. Clients are at the start — and the heart — of everything we do.

With more than 1,200 experienced attorneys, consultants and professionals in 21 locations in the United States, London and Shanghai, we have the strength to solve your most complex transactional, litigation and regulatory challenges wherever you need us. We partner with clients ranging from emerging startups to multinational corporations, delivering comprehensive and customized advice that advances your most ambitious business objectives.

Bolstered by our collective history, Faegre Drinker moves boldly into the future, investing in talent, technology and innovation to continually provide clients with exceptional service, collaborative experiences, innovative approaches and value.