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Canala, Robert L.
North Point 901 Lakeside Avenue Cleveland, OH
Phone: 1.216.586.7187 (Business Phone)
Fax: 1.216.579.0212 (Business Fax)


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Lawyer Overview

Bob Canala practices in the area of litigation and intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secrets, covenants not to compete, and employment contracts. He has considerable experience in all aspects of jury and nonjury matters before state and federal courts and before the International Trade Commission. He also has considerable experience in drafting employment agreements and patent clearance opinions and in negotiating and drafting patent licenses, joint technology development agreements, and technology transfer agreements.

Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property
  • Copyrights & Trademarks
  • Patent Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • Commercial Disputes

Representative Cases

  • Avonite, Inc. v. International Paper Company
  • Bell v. Harris Calorific, Inc. et al. Case Nos. 2:06-CV-175 (N.D. Ga. 2006), 1:06-CV-3003 (N.D. Ohio 2006)
  • Campbell Hausfeld/Scott Fetzer Company v. Coleman Powermarket, Inc.
  • Campbell Hausfeld/Scott Fetzer Company v. DeVilbiss Air Power Company
  • Charleswater Products Corporation v. Nevamar Corporation
  • Dart Industries, Inc. d.b.a. Ralph Wilson Plastics Company v. Nevamar Corporation, N.D. Tex.
  • In re Kimberly-Clark Corporation, et al.
  • In the Matter of the Application of The Procter & Gamble Company, Petitioner, For an Order Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. SS 1782 to Take Discovery, 34 F. Supp 2d 1112 (E.D. Wisc 2004)
  • Molnlycke AB v. The Procter & Gamble Co., Civil Action No. 93 C 0884 (E.D. Wis. 1993)
  • Nestlé USA et al. v. Sara Lee Bakery Group, Case No. 1:01CV2074 (N.D. Ohio 2001)
  • Nevamar Corporation v. Creative Concepts, Inc. (E.D. N.Y.)
  • Nevamar Corporation v. The Glassworks (E.D. N.Y.)
  • Picker Int'l, Inc. v. Mayo Foundation, No 95 CV 2028 (N.D. Ohio 1998)
  • Premier Industrial Corporation v. Kar Products (N.D. Ohio)
  • Prinsco, Inc. v. Hancor, Inc.
  • Silberline Manufacturing Company, et al. v. Eckart America Limited Partnership, et al.
  • Teleflex, Inc. v. Ficosa Int’l, Inc., Civil Action No. 98-73335 (E.D. Mich 2000)
  • The Procter & Gamble Co. v. Oraceutical LLC, et al., Case No. C-1-03-433 (S.D. Ohio 2003)
  • The Timken Co. v. SKF,Civil Action No. 99-CV-37 (E.D. Pa. 1999)
  • Wagner v. Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

West Practice Categories

Bankruptcy Litigation, Business & Commercial Law, Class Actions, Collections & Repossessions, Commercial Leasing, Complex Litigation, Consumer Protection, Contracts, Copyrights, Debtor/Creditor, Federal Appellate Practice, Federal Claims Court, Federal Trial Practice, Franchising, Intellectual Property Law, International Intellectual Property, International Trade Litigation, International Transactions, Joint Ventures, Lemon Law, Litigation & Appeals, Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures, Military & Veterans Appeals, Multidistrict Litigation, Patent Litigation, Patents, Secured Transactions, State Appellate Practice, State Trial Practice, Tax Litigation, Technology Licensing, Trade Dress, Trade Secrets, Trademarks, Transactions, Uniform Commercial Code, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, US Supreme Court, Warranties


Bar Admissions

  • Ohio


  • U of Akron