represents companies through all phases of their growth and development while specializing in handling routine to complex corporate and intellectual property issues.
clients range in diversity from high tech computer hardware and software companies to consumer product/ services in the restaurant and outdoor sporting activity industries.
Robert held the position of Vice President and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for Harman International from 2001-2008 and was the Chief Intellectual Property Counsel of Gas Research Institute from 1993-1997.
He has technical backgrounds in electrical engineering, computer science, chemistry and petroleum engineering.
After working for several years in the petroleum industry, he then obtained his law degree from the University of Tulsa, a LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law from The John Marshall Law School, followed by several years of study towards his Masters in Electrical Engineering.
For over the last twenty years, Robert
has worked both in private practice and as in-house counsel.
frequently lectures on a variety of business and legal topics as well.
From 1994 until 2003, he
co-taught "Masters Classes"for lawyers in Appellate Brief Writing and Appellate Advocacy with the Honorable Paul Michel, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit at the John Marshall Law School.
He has also taught trial practice for lawyers at Chicago Kent College of Law.
Robert is a member of the American Corporate Counsel Association; the Licensing Executives Society (LES); the Richard Linn American Inn of Court located in Chicago; and Customs & International Trade Bar Association; and Federal Circuit Historical Society.
Robert is a licensed pilot and has a seaplane rating.