Bob has in excess of 30 years experience drafting and/or prosecuting over 2000 patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in diverse electrical, mechanical and physical science technologies in equally diverse fields, including for example, computers; semiconductors; wireless communications; air, sea and space communication/navigation systems; nanotechnologies; sensor technology; optical fiber technology; audio and video systems; high power electron tubes used for communications and microwave systems; high speed electro-mechanical manufacturing equipment; heavy hydraulic industrial systems; metal and plastic extrusion equipment; nonwoven fabric manufacturing; diverse medical devices from pace makers to medical sensing devices to orthopedic devices; printers; ink jet cartridges; automobile systems from transmissions, electronic ignitions and braking systems to auto-aftermarket electronics used in connection with automobile 12 volt batteries; medical and industrial optical and electrical-optical systems; ophthalmic products and systems; various types of armaments from machine guns and tanks to aircraft and missile technology.

Bob has additionally prepare...

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  • Corporate Experience

    Power International, Inc., Licensing Executive

  • Presentations & Teaching Experience

    Bob was an instructor for a number of years for the Patent Resources Group that prepared students for taking the patent bar required for all attorneys that wish to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

    Bob additionally lectured in China as part of a international panel of patent attorneys addressing intellectual property issues for Chinese companies entering the U.S. and other markets.

  • Publications
    • “Speeding Up the Patent Process Using the Patent Prosecution Highway” (December 7, 2010)
    •  “Tracking the Evolving Abstract Idea Doctrine: How Courts Have Applied the Two-Part Test for Computer-Implemented Inventions post-Alice”, (March 17, 2015)



Washington, D.C.



District of Columbia
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1975
Washington University in St. Louis, B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1970

Prior Law Firm Experience

Venable LLP

Practice Areas