Bob is a successful patent prosecutor with experience in all aspects of intellectual property, but with an emphasis on patent prosecution and strategic counseling. He represents clients of all sizes, from startups to multibillion-dollar multinational corporations, 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 has been involved in many due diligence investigations and has authored numerous patentability, non-infringement, invalidity, and freedom to operate opinions.
Bob’s strategic approach to patent prosecution has led several clients into major acquisition deals, including:
- A social bookmarking web services provider was acquired by a major web services provider for an undisclosed amount over $15M.
- A business loyalty solutions provider was acquired by a major cloud services and database software provider for an undisclosed amount over $25M.
- Multiple patent license agreements or acquisitions to major semiconductor capital equipment providers.
Bob brings nearly a decade of technical experience as a design engineer to his client relationships, offering a practical and knowledgeable perspective on complex electronic systems patents. 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.