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Bob represents clients in all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright and unfair competition law and related litigation before the federal district and appellate courts and the International Trade Commission, including obtaining temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions. He negotiates and drafts patent, trademark, and merchandise licenses, computer software licenses and development agreements, publishing agreements, technology transfer and development agreements, and video and motion picture distribution agreements. Bob has testified as an expert on patent and copyright issues.


  • University of Wisconsin Law School, 1970, 法学博士
  • University of Notre Dame, 1967, 理学学士, Engineering

  • 伊利诺伊州
  • 威斯康星州
  • 美国专利及商标局

  • 联邦地区法院-伊利诺伊州北区
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • International Trademark Association
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (Board of Governors 1992-1994)
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association (Non-Resident Board of Directors 1986-1994, 2000-2002; Finance Committee 1994)
  • Trademark Subcommittee of the Chicago Bar Association (Chairman 1976-1980)
  • Patent, Trademark and Copyright Section of the Chicago Bar Association (Vice Chairman 1980-1982)
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (Volunteer Attorney 1971-1974)
  • Lawyers for the Creative Arts (Volunteer Attorney 1974-1990)


  • Named as one of the Lawyers of the Year 2019 in the area of Trademark Law
  • Recognized as a leader in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (recommended in “Intellectual Property”) since 2006
  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent, Patent Law, and Trademark Law, 2006-2020
  • Selected to the Illinois Super Lawyers list for Intellectual Property, 2020