Email:  rreutzel[at]

Phone:  (617) 841-2418 ext. 3

Fax:  (617) 963-8315

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  • Massachusetts

  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office


R. Reutzel, Federal Circuit Muddies Reissue Application Practice (2011), Wolf Greenfield IP Case Law Analysis, available at:

Sippel, K.H., Robbins, A.H., Reutzel, R., Boehlein, S.K., Namiki, K., Goodison, S., Agbandje McKenna, M., Rosser, C.J., McKenna, R. 2009. Structural insights into the extracytoplasmic thiamine-binding lipoprotein p37 of Mycoplasma Hyorhinis. J Bacteriol. 191(8):2585-92.

Sippel, K.H., Robbins, A.H., Reutzel, R., Domsic, J., Boehlein, S.K., Govindasamy, L., Agbandje- McKenna, M., Rosser, C.J., McKenna, R. 2008. Structure determination of a cancer-associated Mycoplasma hyorhinis protein Mh-p37. Acta Cryst. D64:1172-8.

Yang, Y., Brown, J.H., Gourinath, S., Kovacs, M., Nitray, L., Reutzel, R., Himmel, D.M., O’Neall Hennessey, E., Reshetnikova, L., Szent Gyorgyi, A.,Cohen, C. 2007. Rigor-like states in muscle myosins reveal key mechanical elements in the transduction pathways of this allosteric motor. Structure. 15(5):553-64.

Brown, J.H., Yang, Y., Reshetnikova, l., Gourinath, S.I., Reutzel, R., Suveges, D., Kardos, J., Nyitray, L., Cohen, C. 2007. An unstable head-rod junction may promote folding into the compact off-state conformation of regulated myosins. J Mol Biol. 375(5):1434-43.

Robbie Reutzel focuses his practice on assisting innovative businesses with a full range of intellectual property services.  Robbie also works on transactions, licensing, and contract issues with a focus on technology-intensive matters.

Robbie previously served as an Associate with Wolf, Greenfield, & Sacks, P.C. where he worked on patent, trademark, trade secret, and copyright litigation, specializing in matters relating to biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.  Representative matters included successfully defending a patent infringement lawsuit brought against Keurig Green Mountain in the District of Colorado, counseling four pioneer drug companies that were all defendants in an ANDA suit in the District of Delaware, conducting patentability and freedom-to-operate studies on new Staples® products, and assisting with a trademark infringement suit on behalf of a specialty food manufacturer.

Robbie attended Northeastern University School of Law where he focused his studies on intellectual property and business law, taking such classes as intellectual property transactions practice, innovation workshop (a class geared toward working with start-up technology companies), corporations, and negotiation. During law school, Robbie participated in the Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Moot Courtcompetition as a contestant and a mentor.  Robbie also served as co-chair of the Intellectual Property Society.

During law school, Robbie developed his legal skills over the course of four full-time legal internships.  In addition to working as a Summer Associate at Wolf Greenfield, Robbie served as an intern for the Honorable Marianne B. Bowler, Magistrate Judge of the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts, where he drafted bench memoranda and opinions and attended many mediation sessions, including several involving intellectual property matters; at the Information Technology Division of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, where he focused on contract drafting and on licensing issues; and at Cubist Pharmaceuticals, where he worked with inventors to complete invention disclosures, drafted trademark and patent licenses, and assisted with the drafting and prosecution of patent applications.

Prior to law school, Robbie earned a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Florida.  While working on his Ph.D., he researched the structure of proteins involved in cancer, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and cell motility.  Robbie then worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center at Brandeis University where he researched the structural basis of muscle contraction and protein folding. Robbie co-authored several papers and has presented his research at international conferences.

In his spare time, Robbie enjoys cooking Italian fusion cuisine, spending time with his wife and daughter, and competing in judo tournaments.