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Robert B. Furr, Jr.
Adjunct Professor

E-mail: rbfurr@mail.widener.edu
Phone: 302.683.3316

Business Address:
Widener University School of Law
4601 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803-1406

Background Information
  • Undergraduate School: Georgia Tech, Chemical Engineering, 1981.
  • Law School: Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, NJ, 1986.
  • Mobil Oil Corporation
    • Senior Process Engineer, 1981-1987
    • Senior Patent Counsel, 1987-1999
  • Bausch & Lomb Incorporated; Rochester, NY
    • Senior Patent Counsel, 2000-2001
  • E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company (INVISTA, Inc.); Wilmington, DE
    • Corporate Counsel, 2001-2004
  • INVISTA s.à r. l.: Wilmington, DE
    • Corporate Counsel, 2004-2005
    • Chief Patent Counsel, 2006-2008
    • Senior Patent Counsel, 2008-present
Publications, Lectures and Seminar Leadership
  • Articles for The Licensing Journal and chapters in Aspen Publishing’s annual Licensing Update (co-authored with Dr. Dennis Rader).
    • "Third Party Outlicensing: A Strategy for Reluctant Licensors” (September 2001).
    • "Most-Favored Licensee Clauses: A Tool for Narrowing Risk Imbalances Between Licensors and Licensees” (January 2003).
    • "Rights and Obligations in Exclusive Licenses" (March 2004).
  • Lecturer and moderator for Virginia CLE, LES and AIPLA on topics including patent law, management of corporate IP assets and technology licensing. (1994-2000)
Memberships
  • Virginia State Bar Intellectual Property Section - From 1988 through 1998, served in leadership positions including board member, officer and section chair (1996-97).
  • AIPLA – 1987-2008
  • LES – 1997-2007
  • PIPLA (Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association). – 2004-2009
  • Association of Corporate Patent Counsel – 2006-2008
  • IPO (as principal representative for INVISTA and as a member of the Asian Practice Committee) – 2006-2008
  • American Guild of Organists, Delaware Chapter. Executive Board, 2004-2006; Sub-Dean, 2007; Secretary, 2008.
Admissions
  • Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.