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Overview

As a member of the Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation industry team, Bob counsels clients in a wide range of intellectual property matters. He assists clients in obtaining and securing United States and international intellectual property rights through patent prosecution, trademark prosecution and applying for copyright registrations. Further, Bob assists clients in managing their intellectual property holdings, as well as maintaining and enforcing their rights. Bob also drafts many intellectual property-related agreements for clients, including, patent, copyright and trademark licenses and assignments.

Bob is also a co-leader of the firm’s Internet of Things group and is active in emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things, blockchain, and smart contracts. Bob also dedicates a significant portion of his practice to counseling clients regarding technology acquisition and the ins-and-outs of web and mobile-based commerce.  As part of his activities in these areas, Bob regularly drafts and negotiates software licenses, software and mobile application development agreements, data sharing and management agreements, hosting agreements for cloud storage solutions, Software as a Service agreements, hardware purchase agreements, technology transfer agreements, and website terms of use and privacy policies. Bob also counsels his e-commerce clients on privacy issues related to the collection and use of information collected through their e-commerce platforms.

Prior to becoming an attorney and joining the firm, Bob was a structural engineer consulting in the commercial construction industry. Bob’s prior experience has also been instrumental in developing an approach that looks at where his work on a particular matter fits within the larger scheme of a client’s business operations. This approach not only benefits the client on the particular matter at hand, but also minimizes the potential for that matter to frustrate the client’s larger objectives.


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Education

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

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.