• University of North Carolina School of Law J.D., high honors, Order of the Coif
  • Gonzaga University B.S., Mechanical Engineering, magna cum laude, Tau Beta Pi


  • Admitted to practice law in the state of Washington
  • Registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office

Rob is a partner in the firm’s Spokane office, where he focuses on developing and managing intellectual property portfolios according to each client’s unique strategies and market positions. In addition to developing and managing portfolios, Rob assists clients in crafting strategies for achieving clients’ business objectives with use of their intellectual property assets. Rob has extensive experience interfacing and strategizing across different groups within a client, such as legal counsel, engineers, accounting departments, marketing departments, and the like. With this experience, Rob is able to understand each group’s needs and is able to utilize the client’s intellectual property assets to meet these needs. Rob is proficient in a wide array of technologies, including computer software, hardware, and architecture, consumer electronics, e-commerce technologies, networking software and hardware, cryptography, semiconductor fabrication, telecommunications, electro-mechanical devices, optics, financial products, business methods, and internet-related technologies. Rob utilizes his experience with these technologies to meet his client’s intellectual property needs.