Robert T. Vlasis III is a senior associate in the Washington DC office of Weil, where he specializes in litigating patent-infringement investigations before the U.S. International Trade Commission. Robert has litigated eleven ITC investigations, including by serving on seven trial teams. He has experience with all aspects of patent litigation, including cross-examination at trial, oral argument, case management and strategy, domestic industry, remedy and bonding, as well as infringement and validity analysis. Representative matters include a variety of work for Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft.
Mr. Vlasis is also dedicated to pro-bono matters and defending the rights of people with HIV. His representation of immigrant clients fighting deportation as a result of the now-repealed HIV travel and immigration ban was featured in multiple, international media outlets including the Los Angeles Times and the BBC, among others. More recently, his team obtained a favorable settlement for a minor child who was subjected to discrimination on the basis of her HIV status. Mr. Vlasis has been recognized for his pro-bono work, which earned Weil the HIV Law Project’s Distinguished Pro Bono Legal Service Award.
Practicing law is Mr. Vlasis’ second career. He previously worked as a senior accounting analyst at Exxon Mobil Corp., where he earned a certificate in Oil & Gas Accounting and was ranked among the top tier of employees worldwide.
Mr. Vlasis attended the University of Houston Law Center and was graduated with a J.D. in 2006. Mr. Vlasis was also a visiting law student at Pepperdine University. While in law school, he served as articles editor for the Houston Law Review, Associate Chief Justice of the Honor Court, and research assistant to former law school dean Nancy Rapoport. Mr. Vlasis also competed on the Interscholastic Moot Court Team and was a finalist in the Blakely Butler Moot Court Competition and quarter finalist in the John Black Moot Court Competition. In 2000, Mr. Vlasis was graduated with a B.B.A. in finance and real estate from Baylor University, where he served as Chief Justice of the Student Court.
Mr. Vlasis is a member of the ITC Trial Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association. His civic affiliations include serving on the Victory Campaign Board of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and on the Levine School of Music Virtuoso Society Steering Committee. He is a past member of the Human Rights Campaign Federal Club and is past chairman of the Milby High School Leadership 2000 Mentoring Program.
Admitted to practice in Texas and the District of Columbia.