Patent Attorney – Shareholder


Robert’s practice is focused on patent prosecution with an emphasis on complex technologies and patent portfolio management.  He has extensive practice experience over many areas of electrical engineering and computer science.  Over the past two decades, Robert has personally written approximately five hundred patent applications.  A number of his patents have been litigated, asserted or acquired, resulting in financial gain for their respective patent owners. He believes that the timeliness and quality of a patent application is largely dependent on how closely the drafting attorney’s depth of understanding of an invention approaches that of the inventors.  Robert is a student of the technology industry’s long term profit and technology trends, and works with his clients to direct their patent assets to long-term value. Robert has also engaged in numerous offensive and defensive related patent projects apart from patent prosecution.  Prior to attending law school Robert worked for five years as an engineer at IBM in the Microelectronics and T. J Watson Research divisions.



  • California, State Bar No. 202333
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Reg. No. 46,972



  • The George Washington University Law School, JD, 1998
  • Carnegie Mellon University, MS, Electrical Engineering, 1990
  • Syracuse University, BS, Electrical Engineering, 1988