Clients trust Rob to help them identify, protect, and leverage their intellectual property. Rob's engineering experience helps him gain a deep understanding of the client's technology and business objectives, as well as educate the client with respect to intellectual property law.
Rob counsels clients in all aspects of intellectual property and information technology, with a particular focus on patent prosecution, intellectual property strategy, portfolio management, and intellectual property licensing.
With an educational background in aeronautical engineering and experience as a structural analysis engineer supporting both Pratt and Whitney and General Electric, Rob focuses his practice in:
- Military/defense technologies
His complex prosecution docket also includes:
- Medical devices
- Artificial intelligence
- Augmented reality
- Radar systems
- Signal processing
- Image recognition
- Laser systems
- Nanomaterials and nanostructures
- Fluid filtration
- Design patents
- Power generation
- Green energy
- Wind turbines
- Flow cytometry
- Optics and imaging
- Fiber optics
Immediately prior to joining Verrill, Rob served as an intellectual property attorney in the Boston office of a global law firm. Currently, he serves as a member of Verrill’s Diversity Committee.
Rob lives with his wife, Britney, and his two children in Salisbury, Massachusetts, with a menagerie of cats, dogs, and furry foster friends. He devotes time to assisting animals in need and can often be found transporting shelter cats to Boston area veterinarians "on his morning commute." In his spare time, he enjoys skiing, hiking, birding, and spending time with his family.
- University of New Hampshire School of Law (J.D., cum laude)
- University of New Hampshire School of Law (LL.M., cum laude)
- Clarkson University (B.S.)
Court and Other Admissions
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts