Rob focuses his practice on patent prosecution and helps clients pursue patents in a variety of areas including turbomachinery, oil & gas, medical devices and treatments, and many other mechanical and electromechanical products. Using his background as an engineer, Rob works through the USPTO as a representative on behalf of clients to prepare, file, and prosecute patent applications. Rob is able to extract the key inventive concepts and then lays out the concepts in a patent application in a way that is understandable to the USPTO, potential competitors, and potential licensees and that also provides value by capturing the inventive concepts in the patent claims.
Prior to becoming a patent agent, Rob worked for nearly 10 years in the industry as an engineer investigating failure analysis and product support issues at power plants, manufacturing facilities, construction sites, military bases, and various other infrastructure. In that role, Rob helped to prepare and provide expert witness opinions in product liability matters, for depositions and trials, and preparing expert reports. He has also worked in gas turbine design for combustion and gas path components in the power generation industry. He completed his Masters research at Georgia Tech, testing and evaluating the thermomechanical fatigue properties of advanced high-temperature gas turbine alloys.
Professional & Civic Engagement
- Member, ASM International’s Failure Analysis Society
- Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
- Rob has co-authored numerous peer-reviewed journal publications and has presented technical papers in fatigue topics and failure analysis at a large variety of technical and scientific conferences.