Robert Dunteman is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins.

Mr. Dunteman represents clients in intellectual property litigation, including patent and trade secret litigation.

Mr. Dunteman has experience at several key phases of litigation, including pre-filing investigations, fact and expert discovery, witness preparation, discovery and dispositive motion practice, and appellate practice. He has worked on intellectual property matters in the US District Court, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the International Trade Commission.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Dunteman served as a judicial law clerk to Judge Kimberly A. Moore of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and Judge R. David Proctor of the US District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. He was also an associate at a patent litigation boutique in Washington, D.C., where he represented technology companies in patent infringement disputes at the trial and appellate levels.

Mr. Dunteman graduated from the University of Chicago Law School, where he participated in the Hinton Moot Court and the Kirkland & Ellis Corporate Lab Clinic. Prior to law school, Mr. Dunteman worked in engineering in the petrochemical and farm equipment industries, and he received a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University.

Mr. Dunteman’s experience includes representing:

  • An electronics company in patent litigation in the US District Court regarding semiconductor device and manufacturing technology*
  • An electronics company in patent litigation in the US District Court and US Court of Appeals regarding software technology*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia


  • JD, University of Chicago Law School
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University
    cum laude

Languages Spoken

  • English