Rod is a partner in the firm’s New York office and concentrates his practice in the field of intellectual property. His practice includes prosecuting patents in the software, electrical, and electronic arts, advising clients regarding technology transfer, including drafting and negotiating license agreements concerning intellectual property. His practice also includes conducting patentability studies, infringement and invalidity analyses, and rendering opinions with respect thereto. He also has an extensive trademark prosecution practice. Mr. Turner is highly skilled at learning a client’s business and tailoring their intellectual property to maximize its impact.

Mr. Turner works with multinational corporations, mid-sized companies, start-ups, and universities. His varied background places him in a unique position to not only understand the client’s business and relevant technologies, but also provide real world advice from an extensive technical background.

Rod has held positions as an Electrical Design Engineer and Technical Specialist for over thirteen years with companies, such as BAE Systems, Inc. and Harris Corporation, prior to joining the firm. He lectures ...

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  • Corporate Experience
    • BAE Systems, Inc.
    • Harris Corporation



New York



New York

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Armed Forces
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
The United States Supreme Court


Touro College, J.D., 1994
Stony Brook University, B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1983
New York University, M.S. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 1988

Prior Law Firm Experience

Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

Practice Areas