Education

  • Harvard Law School (J.D., 2014), cum laude
  • Carnegie Mellon University (B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2011)

Tony Rowles is a litigation associate in the Los Angeles office of Irell & Manella LLP, where his practice focuses on IP litigation. Mr. Rowles is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Mr. Rowles was a member of the trial team that represented the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), the patent management and licensing entity for the University of Wisconsin, in patent infringement litigation against Apple in the Western District of Wisconsin. After a two-week trial, at which Mr. Rowles took a witness, the jury handed down a $234.2 million damages verdict in favor of WARF. The damages verdict followed a liability verdict finding all asserted claims against Apple infringed and not invalid. 

Mr. Rowles earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School. While in law school, he handled appeals of veterans' benefits denials at the Veterans Legal Clinic and assisted Professor Yochai Benkler in preparing expert testimony for a high profile court-martial case. He also provided free legal research and analysis to local entrepreneurs as part of the Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project.

Prior to law school, Mr. Rowles worked as a software developer and researcher in the fields of robotics and machine vision. He also served as an Intelligence Analyst in the U.S. Army. Mr. Rowles earned his B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2011.

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Bar & Court Admissions

  • 2014, California
  • 2011, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office