Bob builds strategic patent portfolios in a wide range of technical fields, including computer software, electronics, electromechanical and medical devices, digital healthcare and electronic media. Bob's extensive intellectual property diligence experience on both sides of M&A and financing transactions has strengthened his ability to build effective patent portfolios that provide maximum value to his clients. His practice also involves counseling on IP matters, evaluating risks from third-party patents and assisting in efforts to design around those patents. Bob represents leading and established technology companies as well as startups that are on the path toward success.
In addition to providing legal services for his clients, Bob has served as an adjunct professor at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, teaching patent drafting and prosecution. He is also a member of the faculty at the Practising Law Institute and has lectured on topics related to patent law at the University of Washington School of Law, Dalhousie University and the National University of Singapore.