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Overview

Bob advises clients on a range of intellectual property and data privacy issues, keeping up to date on emerging technologies.  

Bob is an experienced intellectual property attorney with established success in the protection and commercialization of intellectual property assets. In addition, Bob is forward thinker who tracks the changing landscape of technical innovation and the law surrounding the Internet of Things, blockchain, smart contracts and data privacy. He regularly contributes to the firm’s Byte Back blog, 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 e-commerce platforms and assists with California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and European Union General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) compliance strategies. Often serving as outside counsel for clients, he advises 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.

Bob also contributes his knowledge of software and trademarks to the firm's Cannabis team, counseling marijuana and industrial hemp clients. Prior to launching his legal career, Bob worked as a structural engineer in the construction industry, which trained him to seek perspective into how individual client matters compose elements of broader business goals.


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Recognition

  • Missouri Bar Pro Bono Wall of Fame, 2019

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 Memberships and Certifications

  • American Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • National Association of Manufacturers
Experience
  • Counseled cannabis industry clients in trademark protection strategies.
  • Support provider of software and analytics services for regulation compliance in their licensing and development matters.
  • 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.
Articles | January 03, 2019
Denver Business Journal: 2018 was a watershed year for data and network security

Bob Bowman highlights several significant events and tipping points that marked 2018 as an important year in the history of cyberspace.

Articles | April 10, 2018
InBusiness Madison Legal Login: Blockchain is bigger than bitcoin

Bob Bowman explores how distributed ledger technology could disrupt multiple industries in the very near future.

News Releases | December 10, 2018
Husch Blackwell Elects 25 to Partnership
Media Mentions | January 23, 2018
Precision Ag : Where Agriculture and Blockchain Could Meet

Bob Bowman discusses the application of Blockchain technology to the agricultural industry.

Media Mentions | January 16, 2018
Precision Ag: Blockchain: Making Data, Cleaner, More Secure

Bob Bowman provides an overview of Blockchain technology from an agribusiness perspective.

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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