Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law

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 earned his J.D. at the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University. While in law school, he was the president of the Student Intellectual Property Law Association. Robert worked at the University Technology Transfer Office during law school, where he gained experience with patent protection and technology licensing.

Prior to attending law school, Robert earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry. His research involved the studies of metals in biological systems. This work required an in depth understanding and training in a variety of chemistry biochemisty techniques such as electron microscopy, ICP-MS, PCR, cell culture, protein purification, and gel electrophoresis.


  • 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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