Areas of Practice
  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2013; Note and Comment Editor, The University of Cincinnati Law Review
  • Ohio State University, B.S., Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, summa cum laude, 2010
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Illinois
  • US District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • US District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • US Patent and Trademark Office

Robert F. Kappers

115 South LaSalle Street
Suite 3100
Chicago IL 60603
TEL: +1 312 577 1254
FAX: +1 312 577 1370

Robert Kappers is an intellectual property lawyer who focuses his practice on patent litigation and post-grant proceedings for technologies of all types, including consumer electronics, automotive, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices. He handles all facets of litigation, including pre-filing investigations, expert and fact discovery, witness preparation, discovery and dispositive motion practice, claim construction, and trial preparation.

Mr. Kappers graduated as Valedictorian from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where he was an active member of the Intellectual Property Law Society. He received many awards for his academic success, including the Lawrence Maxwell Memorial Advocacy Prize for excellence in appellate advocacy.

Mr. Kappers is a Registered Patent Attorney with the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Representative Matters

  • Representing American Axle & Manufacturing in a multi-patent infringement suit against one of its competitors involving automotive drive line noise and vibration technology.
  • Representing Plantronics in patent infringement suit relating to cordless telephones.
  • Represented tire manufacturer in patent infringement litigation involving tire pressure monitoring systems.


  • Illinois Super Lawyers, "Rising Star" in Intellectual Property Litigation, 2017

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