Robin Cooke Vance


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  • University of Richmond School of Law, JD, 1999
  • James Madison University, BS, Economics, 1995
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Intellectual Property Section, Virginia State Bar

Member, Greater Richmond Intellectual Property Law Association

Founding Associate Board Member, SPCA

Robin focuses her practice primarily on intellectual property portfolio management and related transactions and dispute resolution, with a substantial portion of her work devoted to international prosecution and licensing matters, as well as intellectual property issues pertaining to the energy industry, biotechnology fields, consumer product and retail service offerings, food and beverage and personal care items. She has experience with technology development, protection, transfer and licensing, computer law, including software licensing and development agreements, domain name registration and dispute resolution, e-commerce issues, advertising law, trademark law and copyright matters. Robin's licensing experience covers a wide array of goods and services found in numerous industries such as energy, medical device/pharmaceutical development, consumer goods and services, food and beverage products, music and entertainment and statistical analysis offerings.

Robin has a great deal of experience monitoring and managing intellectual property portfolios globally, including preclearance and policing solutions, brand expansions and third-party transfers. She also has extensive experience with intellectual property issues involved in mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, bankruptcies, securitizations, and joint venture arrangements.

Robin also practices in the area of data privacy and security and assists clients with auditing and evaluating their data security policies and practices, drafting website privacy policies, and providing support in the aftermath of a data breach, including compliance with breach notification laws.

Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Robin was an attorney at Studio Ubertazzi in Milan, Italy. In 1997, she studied International Law and Economics of the European Union at Cambridge University.

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Robin Cooke Vance
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Representation of a North American retailer of energy and energy services and its parent company in the $60 million acquisition of an Israeli energy management firm, which provides technology to help lower energy consumption, reduce operating costs and increase overall operational efficiency

Representation of global consumer goods company focusing in the categories of household and personal care products, managing the protection and licensing for both branded and private label offerings.

Representation of the world's largest owner and operator of certain consumer sports facilities managing all intellectual property assets and matters related to the business.

Representation of leading medical device and pharmaceutical company in its licensing program and related intellectual property interests.

Named to "Legal Elite," Intellectual Property, Virginia Business, 2012
Moderator, "IP Considerations in Acquisitions, Partnerships and Other Collaborations," 9th Annual Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Conference, November 16, 2017
Speaker, "IP Litigation, Royalty Agreements and Other IP Issues," 6th Annual Medical Device and Life Sciences Conference, November 18, 2014