Bob Schwartz joined Constantine Cannon in October 2005 as a partner in the Washington Office. For three decades he has been a counselor and...
Bob Schwartz joined Constantine Cannon in October 2005 as a partner in the Washington Office. For three decades he has been a counselor and Washington advocate for consumer electronics and other technology companies, associations, and public policy coalitions. He focuses his practice on legislative and telecommunications matters, particularly those related to intellectual property, trade, investment, and antitrust.
Bob has been a drafter of key elements of major intellectual property and telecommunications legislation the Semiconductor Chip Protection Act of 1984, the Audio Home Recording Act of 1992, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998; and Section 304 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 — which mandates competition in the market for Cable Navigation Devices. He has been heavily involved in regulatory and other proceedings flowing out of these initiatives, especially in the Federal Communications Commission. In 1996 Bob was one of the founders of the Copy Protection Technical Working Group (CPTWG), an open forum for business people, engineers, and counsel from the electronics and entertainment industries that has resulted in the development of widely supported and licensed technologies for distribution and storage of digital media.
Bob earned his bachelor’s degree, cum laude and with distinction, from Cornell University in 1971. He received his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1974.