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Robert is a scientific advisor who assists firm attorneys in patent litigation and patent prosecution.

He has research experience in organic and inorganic synthesis, nanotechnology, biochemistry, and analytical chemistry.

Prior to joining the Husch Blackwell team, Robert was a forensic chemist for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, where he analyzed evidence and testified as an expert witness in federal District Court for the prosecution of drug-related crimes. 

As a graduate student at Northwestern University, Robert studied metals in medicine. His research efforts focused on the application of gadolinium-gold nanoparticle conjugates for diagnostic imaging of the pancreas and developing prodrug strategies involving cobalt Schiff base complexes for light-activated protein inhibition.




  • Ph.D., Northwestern University
    • Chemistry
  • B.S., Duke University
    • Chemistry

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Chemical Society

  • Aided client FlatWing Pharmaceuticals in demonstrating that 39 claims in 4 patents filed by competitor were unpatentable.
  • Aided Sigmapharm Laboratories in arguing for claim construction. Court adopted proposed construction verbatim.