Noah S. Robbins

Of Counsel

robbinsn@ballardspahr.com
Tel 215.864.8745
Fax 215.864.8999
Philadelphia

Noah S. Robbins is an experienced litigator who focuses on intellectual property disputes and counseling. He is particularly noted for his skillful advocacy in copyright and trademark disputes and brand enforcement matters. He has litigated significant cases involving trademark infringement, unfair competition, and false advertising cases arising under the Lanham Act, copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and breach of intellectual property licensing agreements.

In addition, Noah has led and coordinated a national trademark enforcement programs for clients in a wide variety of industries. His experience also includes complex commercial litigation involving civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) claims, franchise disputes, unfair and deceptive trade practices matters, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract.

Representative client industries include:

  • Manufacturing
  • Retail and Fashion
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Hospitality
  • Security and Fire Suppression
  • Financial Services
  • Software

Representative Matters

  • Obtained a dismissal of all claims in action alleging copyright infringement, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and related claims on behalf of leading apparel and home goods retailer
  • Obtained a successful settlement on behalf of an international pharmaceutical company in a multimillion dollar action alleging breach of intellectual property license agreement and fraud
  • Favorably resolved a trademark infringement action on behalf of a world-renowned music group
  • Obtained a preliminary injunction on behalf of a Fortune 500 company enforcing a restrictive covenant against a competitor
  • Favorably resolved a trademark infringement dispute on behalf of a major window and door manufacturer
  • Obtained summary judgment on all claims brought against a distributor in two related actions asserting claims under RICO, false advertising, and unfair competition
  • Defended a foam manufacturer against price-fixing allegations relating to polyurethane foam in multi-district litigation
  • Obtained dismissal of all claims brought under RICO against a domain name registrar in an action involving allegations of cybersquatting

Pro Bono Experience

Noah regularly engages in pro bono with a particular emphasis on protecting the Constitutional rights of incarcerated individuals. Noah also has represented a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces in successfully appealing the Social Security Administration's denial of disability rights to the service member.

Professional Activities

Philadelphia Bar Association, Vice Chair, Intellectual Property Committee

Recognitions & Accomplishments

Named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer 2013-2017 and a 2018 Pennsylvania "Rising Star."

Speaking Engagements

Presenter, "Quantifying Damages in Commercial Litigation Matters," Clear Law Institute webinar, July 17, 2017

Presenter, "Misappropriation of Trade Secrets Matters," The Knowledge Group webinar, December 15, 2016

Board Memberships

The Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia, Communications Board

Emory University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2007)
Notes and Comments Editor, Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal

University of Pennsylvania (B.A., cum laude, 2004)

Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium
Program in European Studies (2002)

Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit