Of Counsel

Of Counsel

(703) 584-3270


Areas of Practice: Patents (Chemical, Petrochemical and Refining), Technology Transfer, Licensing, and Trade Secrets.

Mr. Santini, recently retired from Exxon Mobil with 40 years service, has 38 years of experience as an intellectual property practitioner, primarily in the patent, trade secret and technology transfer areas. Prior to joining Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, Mr. Santini was Assistant Chief Attorney for ExxonMobil Chemical Company. During his career Mr. Santini was at various times a Research Engineer at Mobil Oil Corporation’s Paulsboro, New Jersey laboratory; Patent Attorney in Mobil’s office in New York, New York; and Senior Patent Attorney, Associate Patent Counsel and Senior Counsel in Mobil’s office in Fairfax, Virginia. He specializes in patent preparation and prosecution, freedom-tomarket assessments and technology-based agreement preparation and counseling, primarily in the chemical, petrochemical and refinery fields, and has provided counsel in mergers, acquisitions and other business ventures.

Legal History: Assistant Chief Attorney with ExxonMobil Chemical Company in Baytown, Texas; Senior Counsel, Associate Patent Counsel and Senior Patent Attorney with various Mobil companies in Fairfax, Virginia; and Patent Attorney with Mobil Oil Corporation in New York, New York.

Education: Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey (J.D., 1976); University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (B.S. Chem. Eng., 1967).

Admitted: Virginia, New Jersey, United States Supreme Court, United States Patent and Trademark Office.