Robert C. O’Loughlin

Senior Counsel

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3001 West Big Beaver Road, Suite 624
Troy, MI, 48084

P: 248-455-4118
F: 248-649-3338


  • Washburn University School of, Law, J.D., Intellectual Property Law, 2007
  • Washburn University, B.S., Physics and Mathematics, 2004


  • State of Colorado
  • State of Missouri
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Mr. O’Loughlin has a diverse practice focused on IP law including the strategic counseling, portfolio management, preparation, prosecution, assertions, enforcement and litigation of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. In addition, he supports IP litigation and technology transactions (e.g., licensing, acquisition, and monetization of assets).

Industry Experience

Mr. O’Loughlin supports leading domestic and international clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to startups. He has drafted and prosecuted thousands of patent and trademark applications across a wide range of cutting-edge technologies including software, ML/AI, video processing, autonomous technology, telecommunications, navigation, precision agriculture, healthtech, medical devices and wearable devices. Mr. O’Loughlin has expertise regarding software patentability considering Alice and has presented to various audiences regarding software patent prosecution practice.

Prior to joining Young Basile, Mr. O’Loughlin worked in private practice representing clients with a focus on collaborating with clients to navigate intellectual property opportunities and risks, considering his clients’ objectives regarding innovation, commercialization, and competition. His experience includes performing freedom-to-operate investigations, risk assessment, design-around counseling, due diligence for mergers & acquisitions, preparing opinions of counsel, patent litigation strategy development, and negotiating and drafting intellectual property transactional agreements.

Professional Activities

• International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
• Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
• American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)