Bob focuses his practice on post-grant and appellate matters, licensing, and the preparation and prosecution of patent applications. He prepares and prosecutes patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in technologies ranging from computer hardware design, software systems, semiconductor fabrication, cellular communications, wireless devices and networking, and business methods.
Bob is active in many aspects of the firm’s patent practice, including contested proceedings before the USPTO. He also works on complex matters before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and at the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Leveraging more than a decade of legal experience and a prior career in the technology industry, Bob has represented Fortune 50 companies in multiple complex and high-profile post-grant proceedings that involved co-pending district court litigation, and is familiar with the challenges faced by both patent owners and petitioners in these proceedings. In particular, he has represented patent owners and petitioners in more than 30 post-grant proceedings.
Before joining Banner Witcoff, Bob was an attorney at a Washington, D.C.-based patent law firm and counsel at an Am Law 200 general practice firm. He also had a prior career in business working with a variety of high technology companies, including a multinational computer firm, global publishing conglomerate, and a national defense contractor. He also was the founder and president of a multimillion-dollar technology company that provided custom-designed computer hardware, software, training, and certification solutions.
Bob earned his B.S. in electrical engineering from Case Western Reserve University, and his M.S. in electrical engineering and an MBA in finance from Northeastern University.
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B.S.E.E 1977, Case Western Reserve University
M.S. 1981, Northeastern University
MBA 1986, Northeastern University
J.D. 2007, Capital University Law School
2009, District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court