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

Publication/Podcast

New Rules for Apprentices on Energy Projects Come with Uncertainty for Contractors and Developers

On January 1, 2021, a new law went into effect setting benchmarks for use of apprentices on energy generation facility construction projects. Enacted in 2019, the law was part of “An Act to Establish...

Matter

Recovery From Surety and Professional Liability Carrier for Defective Turbine and Biomass Energy Facility Components

Our client developed a biomass fired cogeneration power facility to sell power back to the grid and to support its sawmill operations. As part of this project, it entered into a $13+ million contract...

News

Two Verrill Attorneys Appointed to the Connecticut Bar Association’s Pandemic Recovery and the Future of Court Technology Task Force

Blog

Supreme Leak: NLRA Rights

For blog followers, you likely saw last week’s post reminding you to revisit your confidentiality policies in the wake of the leaking of the Supreme Court’s draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health...

Blog

DOL Signals Heightened Enforcement of Non-Quantitative Treatment Limitation Requirements

Introduction . When the U.S. Department of Labor issued its biennial 2022 Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (“MHPAEA”) Report to Congress earlier this year, it outlined significant noncompliance by health plans. (Full...

Matter

Procurement

We have assisted many owners, and contractors in design and construction contracting including: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Investment Management Company on over a billion dollars in projects in Kendall Square area of Cambridge, Massachusetts...

Publication/Podcast

What's Notable In DOJ's 1st Cyber-Fraud Initiative Settlement

Verrill attorneys David G. Lazarus , Michael K. Fee , and Jeffrey Smagula recently wrote the article "What's Notable In DOJ's 1st Cyber-Fraud Initiative Settlement" published in Law360 . The article reviews the U.S...

News

Verrill Appoints Karen Hartford as Firm’s New Diversity & Inclusion Committee Chair

Publication/Podcast

Federal Trademark Registration - Part 2

Blog

Supreme Leak: Religion at Work

Over the last year, our society has navigated COVID-19 and rules concerning vaccination and masking. As a society and on this blog, we have discussed regularly the role religious freedoms play in the work...

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