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Bob advises clients on a range of intellectual property issues and keeps them current on emerging technologies.  

Bob is a forward thinker who keeps up with the changing landscape of technical innovation and the law surrounding the Internet of Things, blockchain, smart contracts and data privacy. He frequently speaks on blockchain and helps clients navigate risks and regulations accompanying its adoption. Bob also advises clients on privacy issues related to information collected through eCommerce platforms and assists with European Union General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) compliance strategies. Bob often serves as outside counsel for clients, advising on technology acquisition and web- and mobile-based commerce. 

As part of his multidisciplinary intellectual property practice, Bob drafts and negotiates software licenses, software and mobile application development agreements, data sharing and management agreements, and website terms of use and privacy policies. He also assists clients in obtaining U.S. and international intellectual property rights through patent prosecution, trademark prosecution and copyright registration. Drafting intellectual property-related agreements, such as patent, copyright and trademark licenses and assignments, is another way Bob moves clients forward.

Prior to launching his legal career, Bob worked as a structural engineer in the construction industry. He draws upon this background to align client matters with broader business goals.
 


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Education

  • J.D., University of Iowa College of Law
  • M.S., Colorado State University
    • Civil Engineering
  • B.S., Marquette University
    • Civil Engineering
    • cum laude

Admissions

  • Colorado
  • Missouri
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • National Association of Manufacturers
Experience
  • Drafted and prosecuted patent applications for numerous clients.
  • Obtained trademark and copyright registrations for numerous clients.
  • Provided maintenance services for numerous clients’ patent and trademark registrations.
  • Analyzed domain name, trademark, and copyright issues for numerous clients.
  • Review and negotiation of data management platform agreements for optimizing online marketing and customer responsiveness.
  • Draft end-user and participant terms and licenses for three-party online marketplace for solar energy generation projects.
  • Draft terms of use and privacy policies for numerous websites, web-based service providers and mobile applications.
  • Consult and advise clients regarding collection of customer data through e-commerce, websites and mobile applications. Advise clients on privacy law considerations related to such data collection.
  • Draft and negotiate data, software, website and mobile application hosting agreements.
  • Draft and negotiate Software as a Service agreements, representing both providers and customers of such services.
  • Draft and negotiate software, website and mobile application development agreements, representing both vendors and customers of such services.
  • Obtained the transfer of domain names through Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceedings.
Thought Leadership
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January 09, 2019
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Outside the Office

Bob likes hiking, skiing and camping with his family. He also enjoys the solace of attempting to lure a trout with a fly while standing in a river and waving a stick (i.e., fly fishing). 

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