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.


Bob prepares and prosecutes U.S. and international patents in electrical, computer, mechanical, 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.


Bob manages large and diverse intellectual property portfolios for a number of clients. His experience encompasses computer software and hardware, electronics, consumer products, control systems, industrial automation, fuel cells, microwave imaging, 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 (SaaS) 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 (IEEE), the largest technical professional organization for the advancement of technology.

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Speaking Engagements

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


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

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



The Best Lawyers in America©, Patent Law, 2017-2024

St. Louis Small Business Monthly, Best IP Attorneys, 2020, 2022, 2023

St. Louis Small Business Monthly, Top 100 St. Louisans to Know, 2017, 2022

The Best Lawyers in America© "Lawyer of the Year" - Patent Law, 2021

Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers, 2005-2006, 2019

St. Louis Small Business Monthly, Top Small Business Lawyers, 2017

St. Louis Small Business Monthly, Best Patent Attorneys, 2017

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


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


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

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

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