Bob is a successful patent prosecutor with experience in all aspects of intellectual property. He represents clients of all sizes and helps them develop, protect and leverage their intellectual property rights in the U.S. and abroad, primarily in Europe, China, Japan, Taiwan and S. Korea. Bob has expertise in all phases of patent prosecution, including appeal, oral argument, inter partes and ex partes re-examination, reissue, and post-grant opposition. He also has been involved in many due diligence investigations and has authored numerous patentability and freedom to operate opinions.
Prior to entering the field of intellectual property law, Bob spent nearly a decade as a design engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation where he was involved in the design of a wide variety of printers. His hardware experience includes the specification, design, simulation, test, certification, and qualification of microprocessor-based printer controllers, DRAM memory options, communication interfaces, hard disk modules, and multi-protocol network interface modules. His software experience includes programming in PostScript and C, writing firmware verification test suites, and writing driver files to support various network operating systems.
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