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  • Education
    • B.S.E.E., Santa Clara University, 1983
  • Bar Jurisdictions
    • Admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2010
Bob Rapp is a United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) registered Patent Agent with an extensive background in electrical and computer engineering. He believes the vision of establishing world class intellectual property portfolios is based on developing an understanding of the customer’s strategic, tactical, and technological goals. He drafts patent applications, responds to office actions, and interacts with clients when representing them in front of the USPTO. His practice centers on electronic hardware, computer software, components, and data storage.

The mission of providing significantly more than competent intellectual property prosecution services to clients includes respectfully engaging with the inventors during patent disclosure meetings; drafting clear, concise, and complete intellectual property disclosures; and professionally representing the customer to the United States Patent and Trademark Office when prosecuting patent applications. 

Bob brings to the table a diverse base of technological experience complemented by years of patent prosecution experience. He has worked as an engineer at companies ranging from small startups to multi-billion dollar corporations and has worked as a patent agent at major law firms. His experience includes international field engineering when resolving technical issues at major computer original equipment manufacturers (OEMS). 

  • Represented both larger corporations and small entities while prosecuting patent applications in from of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.