Robert Kelley ROTH

U.S. Patent Attorney

At Nanyang Law, Robert is involved in formulating and advising on prosecution strategies for local and international patent applications, primarily conducting critical analysis of and responding to office actions and other contentious matters. He also manages the new International filings and the entire European patent portfolio of Nanyang Law.

Well versed in the fields of chemistry, mechanical engineering and beyond, Robert has prolific experience in handling patent applications in wide-ranging technological fields such as biotechnology, medical, software, electrical, as well as mechanical systems. He is also a member of the US Patent Bar (MI 2002, PA inactive).


Robert, who was a Chief Patent Counsel for Dura Automotive Systems, was extensively involved in resolving high-profile patent infringement disputes in the US, and proficiently handled drug and semiconductor equipment patent litigation cases in Singapore and Malaysia. With over 20 years of experience in the legal field, he conducted numerous IP Training Seminars including at Harvard Medical School and advises startups and small companies on IP matters. Through having various management experiences in Asia, Robert has gained extensive familiarity with Asian patent practices, equipping him with vast legal US knowledge as a current Patent Attorney.


  • Master of Science in Chemistry, Oakland University
  • J.D., University of Dayton School of Law
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, Gannon University, Erie, PA


We differentiate ourselves by possessing a thorough understanding of our clients’ legal needs, whether they revolve around state-of-the-art technologies or complex business solutions. Distinguished by the scope of our legal services and strength of our practices, we endeavour to help our clients meet their objectives in today’s fast-paced economic and legal landscape.