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Robert “Bob” P. Fitz-Patrick Shareholder

T 918-594-0456 | F 918-594-0505 |

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Bob Fitz-Patrick practices primarily in the Litigation and Intellectual Property arenas, and has expertise in Leave & Disability Law, Workers Compensation Law and Insurance Law. He is also a licensed patent attorney, having been admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office in 1998.

In his Intellectual Property practice, Bob specializes in patent litigation and has experience with strategic and tactical issues related to patent portfolios, including prosecution, enforcement and licensing of patent rights, along with patentability, validity and infringement studies and opinions, as well as due diligence in connection with acquisitions of patent portfolios.  In addition, he serves as an instructor for Evidence Workshop and Advanced Trial Practice at the University of Tulsa College of Law.


  • University of Tulsa College of Law (J.D., with honors, 1991)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.S. in Engineering, 1987)
  • Boston University (B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, cum laude, 1979)


  • U.S. District Court of the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma, 1991
  • Oklahoma Supreme Court 
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Eighth, Tenth and Federal Circuits
  • Registered to practice before U.S Patent & Trademark Office 
Legal Experience
  • 2001 - Present Hall Estill
  • 1999 - 2001 McGivern, Gilliard & Curthoys
  • 1991 - 1998 Hall Estill
Specialty Areas
  • Leave & Disability Law - FMLA/ADA/Workers' Compensation
  • Correctional Facility/Civil Rights Law
  • Insurance Coverage
Professional Involvement
  • American Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Tulsa County Bar Association
Community Involvement
  • Past President, Board of Directors and current Adviser, Hardesty Center for Fab Lab Tulsa, an M.I.T. Chartered Community Fabrication Laboratory
Teaching/Lecture Experience
  • Instructor, Evidence Workshop and Advanced Trial Practice, University of Tulsa College of Law