Bob's strong background and experience in engineering, technology patents and intellectual property benefits clients as they navigate the complexities of patent and IP law.

Overview

Bob prepares and prosecutes U.S. and international patents in electrical, computer, and related fields. An experienced patent and intellectual property attorney, Bob guides his clients through complex intellectual property issues concerning freedom-to-operate, infringement, due diligence, and licensing to efficiently patent and safeguard his clients’ intellectual property.

Experience

Bob's intellectual property experience encompasses computer software and hardware, electronics, control systems, industrial automation, semiconductors, micro-electromechanical machines, superconducting magnets, motors, biomedical equipment, integrated circuits, and business methods.

Bob also assists clients in drafting and negotiating software and technology agreements, including licenses, Software-as-a-Service agreements, and consulting and development agreements.

He presents at seminars and trade conferences and is frequently quoted on matters of patent law and business.

Bob is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the largest technical professional organization for the advancement of technology.

News & Insights

Speaking Engagements

"Patent Eligibility Post Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International," Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 2016

Publications

Quoted in “Meet the Patent Experts," St. Louis Business Journal, 2016

Quoted in "Attorneys Discuss Impact of CLS Bank Decision," Law360, 2013

Recognitions

Recognitions

Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers

St. Louis Small Business Monthly, Best Patent Attorneys

St. Louis Small Business Monthly, Top 100 St. Louisans to Know to Succeed in Business

St. Louis Small Business Monthly, Top Small Business Lawyers

The Best Lawyers in America©, Patent Law

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Corporate Council of the Missouri Botanical Garden, Engagement Committee

Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts

Art St. Louis, Past Board of Directors

Admissions

  • Missouri, 1991
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1993

Education

University of Missouri School of Law, J.D., 1991

University of Missouri – Rolla, B.S., magna cum laude, 1988

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