Biography

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:

  • Aviation
  • Aeronautical
  • Aerospace
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Military/defense technologies

His complex prosecution docket also includes:

  • Medical devices
  • Software
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Blockchain
  • Augmented reality
  • Radar systems
  • Signal processing
  • Image recognition
  • Laser systems
  • Nanomaterials and nanostructures
  • Fluid filtration
  • Automotive
  • Design patents
  • Power generation
  • Green energy
  • Wind turbines
  • Communications
  • Microfluidics
  • Flow cytometry
  • Optics and imaging
  • Fiber optics
  • Semiconductors

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.

Services/Industries

Education

  • 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.)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Firm Highlights

Event

Annual Update: Part 1 - 2022 Legal Year in Review (2nd Session)

Matter

Advised Fortune 500 Company on Group Health and Welfare Benefit Plans

We were engaged by a Fortune 500 manufacturing company to provide legal and compliance services regarding its group health and welfare benefit plans. During the course of our representation, we have advised the company...

News

Verrill Attorney Elizabeth Connellan Smith Elected President of National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network

Event

Annual Update: Part 1 - 2022 Legal Year in Review (1st Session)

Blog

Verrill Partner Mat Todaro selected to serve on the American Bar Association’s Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources 2022 Fall Conference Planning Committee

Earlier this year, Verrill Partner Mat Todaro was selected by American Bar Association leadership to serve on the 2022 Fall Conference Planning Committee for its Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources. In this role...

Publication/Podcast

Amending Your Retirement Plans this Year for SECURE Act and CARES Act Changes

This post was updated on September 29, 2022. On August 3, 2022, the IRS extended the deadline for retirement plan sponsors to adopt amendments necessary to comply with the Setting Every Community Up for...

News

The Boston Bar Association Adds Verrill Attorney David M. Friedman to Council

Matter

Elections and Constitutional Law: Successfully Challenged Certification of Initiative Petition

In a victory for consumers and the ride-hailing public, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently barred the Secretary of State from placing on the November ballot initiative petitions proposed by companies such as Uber...

Blog

Proposed Changes to Massachusetts Paid Family & Medical Leave Regulations

The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave has proposed changes to the regulations governing the state’s paid family and medical leave program. The proposed changes are intended to clarify the requirements related to...

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BLM-Masked Employees of Whole Foods Lose Race Bias Appeal Regarding Dress Code

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