Bob Abrahamsen focuses his practice on procuring patent rights for clients, counseling clients on best practices for maximizing the value of such rights, and litigating patents in various tribunals. He has extensive experience in preparing and prosecuting both domestic and foreign patent applications, primarily concerning innovations in the electronic, software, and mechanical arts.
Bob has also litigated or otherwise favorably resolved many patent disputes in the courts and has successfully handled a significant number of post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) at the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), including both Inter Partes Reviews (IPRs) and Covered Business Method (CBM) proceedings. He is also knowledgeable and experienced in the fields of trademarks, trade dress, unfair competition, copyrights, and trade secrets.
Bob has advised clients in a variety of industries including image sensors, medical devices, integrated circuits, electronic payment systems and networks, pre-paid and stored value card processing, point-of-sale systems, X-ray imaging, e-commerce, internet conferencing, remote control systems, wire and cable design, juvenile products, and fitness monitoring equipment.
Honors & Distinctions
- Included in Massachusetts Super Lawyers for Intellectual Property (2015-2016)
- Named a "Rising Star" in Intellectual Property by Massachusetts Super Lawyers (2007)
- Boston Patent Law Association
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
- The Arthur J. Gajarsa American Inn of Court - Master of the Bench
- UCLA Alumni Association
- "Supreme Court's Imminent SCA Hygiene Decision Could Increase Patent Value for NPEs," IPFrontline, December 17, 2016
- Co-author, "More Than Just Marking: A Little-Known Subsection of 287," IP Law360, December 4, 2015
- "Courts are Drawing the Line on Business Method Patents," Forbes, October 30, 2015
- "Tackling Unreasonably Broad Claim Constructions: A Little-Known Tool to Help Accused Infringers Keep Patent Holders Honest," IPLaw360, October 9, 2013
- "Patent Reexaminations in the Spotlight," Managing Intellectual Property, December 1, 2008
- "Is it 'Obvious': Long-Awaited Obviousness Decision Leaves Patent Lawyers Scratching Heads," New England In-House, May 31, 2007
- "Ticking Time Bomb: Specifying 'Deliverables" in Government Funding Proposals Can Torpedo Patent Rights," New England In-House, July 26, 2006
- VEX Robotics coach, Cape Elizabeth Middle School
- Founder and Officer of the Festival of Curiosity, a non-profit STEM educational organization