Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law
Robert J. Hilton, Ph.D.

Robert J. Hilton, Ph.D.


At a Glance

  • J.D. Brigham Young University
  • Ph.D. Biochemistry, Brigham Young University
  • B.S. Biochemistry, Brigham Young University

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Profile 

Dr. Robert J. Hilton focuses primarily on patent prosecution in the chemistry and life sciences fields. Robert assists a wide range of clients, including small and large companies locally and internationally. He currently represents clients with technology in the fields of stem cells, CAR T cells, cancer therapeutics and other oncology pharmaceuticals, vaccines, therapeutic antibodies, dietary supplements, medical devices, diagnostic devices and assays, cosmetics, and nutraceuticals.

Robert earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry from BYU. His research involved the studies of metals in biological systems, including metal dysregulation in diseases such as chronic kidney disease, and materials chemistry, including nanoparticle synthesis and artificial electron transport systems.



  • Brigham Young University (J.D. 2014), cum laude
  • Brigham Young University (Ph.D. Biochemistry 2011)
  • Brigham Young University (B.S. Biochemistry 2006)
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