Rob Jensen focuses on patent preparation and prosecution, patent portfolio management, counseling, providing opinions regarding patent infringement and validity, as well as patentability and freedom to operate studies. Rob has experience handling technology related to electronics, power circuits and systems, semiconductors, control systems, energy storage, wireless communications, sensors and software. He tailors advice to meet clients’ business needs. Rob counsels a variety of clients ranging from startups and academic institutions to large corporations.

Prior to entering the IP field Rob was involved in research in power electronics during his undergraduate and graduate studies. Rob’s research at Dartmouth College focused on design of magnetic components for power converters, as well as computational optimization techniques for photovoltaic power systems. While a graduate student at MIT, Rob studied power electronics and developed moisture-barrier coatings to improve performance and reliability of electronics in extreme environments.

  • Managed and expanded patent portfolios for several startup companies.
  • Successfully prosecuted hundreds of patent applications to allowance.
  • Successfully prosecuted appeal before USPTO to overcome an obviousness rejection relating to an invention in the wireless communication space, resulting in allowance of the patent.
  • Prepared defensive opinions (noninfringement and invalidity) for a major semiconductor manufacturer threatened with patent litigation involving a complex patent portfolio.
  • Prepared defensive invalidity positions for a client that had been sued for patent infringement. The litigation subsequently settled on terms favorable to the client.
  • Boston Patent Law Association
  • Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network
  • John C. Woodhouse Environmental Engineering Design Prize

Articles

April 19, 2018

Innovative Use of Patent Examiner Statistics Improves Efficiency and Strengthens Portfolio

Blogs

August 2, 2017

Excusable Neglect? Missing the Appeal Deadline is Not Good, But May Not Be All Bad

August 31, 2016

Unreasonable Claim Construction No Defense to Induced Infringement

August 8, 2016

When the Board Decides “Maybe”

March 23, 2016

Federal Circuit Deep-Sixes IV Patents under Alice



Scientific Publications

Tupper, K., Jensen, R., Cloyd, J., Wills, R., & Sullivan, C. (2004, January). Optimization of Hybrid Power System Operation. In ASME 2004 International Solar Energy Conference (pp. 395-403). American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Jensen, R., & Sullivan, C. R. (2003, February). Optimal core dimensional ratios for minimizing winding loss in high-frequency gapped-inductor windings. In Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, 2003. APEC'03. Eighteenth Annual IEEE (Vol. 2, pp. 1164-1169). IEEE.

Sullivan, C. R., Mccurdy, J. D., & Jensen, R. (2001). Analysis of minimum cost in shape-optimized litz-wire inductor windings. In Power Electronics Specialists Conference, 2001. PESC. 2001 IEEE 32nd Annual (Vol. 3, pp. 1473-1478). IEEE.


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Rob Jensen focuses on patent preparation and prosecution, patent portfolio management, counseling, providing opinions regarding patent infringement and validity, as well as patentability and freedom to operate studies. Rob has experience handling technology related to electronics, power circuits and systems, semiconductors, control systems, energy storage, wireless communications, sensors and software. He tailors advice to meet clients’ business needs. Rob counsels a variety of clients ranging from startups and academic institutions to large corporations.

Prior to entering the IP field Rob was involved in research in power electronics during his undergraduate and graduate studies. Rob’s research at Dartmouth College focused on design of magnetic components for power converters, as well as computational optimization techniques for photovoltaic power systems. While a graduate student at MIT, Rob studied power electronics and developed moisture-barrier coatings to improve performance and reliability of electronics in extreme environments.

  • Managed and expanded patent portfolios for several startup companies.
  • Successfully prosecuted hundreds of patent applications to allowance.
  • Successfully prosecuted appeal before USPTO to overcome an obviousness rejection relating to an invention in the wireless communication space, resulting in allowance of the patent.
  • Prepared defensive opinions (noninfringement and invalidity) for a major semiconductor manufacturer threatened with patent litigation involving a complex patent portfolio.
  • Prepared defensive invalidity positions for a client that had been sued for patent infringement. The litigation subsequently settled on terms favorable to the client.
  • Boston Patent Law Association
  • Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network
  • John C. Woodhouse Environmental Engineering Design Prize

Scientific Publications

Tupper, K., Jensen, R., Cloyd, J., Wills, R., & Sullivan, C. (2004, January). Optimization of Hybrid Power System Operation. In ASME 2004 International Solar Energy Conference (pp. 395-403). American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Jensen, R., & Sullivan, C. R. (2003, February). Optimal core dimensional ratios for minimizing winding loss in high-frequency gapped-inductor windings. In Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, 2003. APEC'03. Eighteenth Annual IEEE (Vol. 2, pp. 1164-1169). IEEE.

Sullivan, C. R., Mccurdy, J. D., & Jensen, R. (2001). Analysis of minimum cost in shape-optimized litz-wire inductor windings. In Power Electronics Specialists Conference, 2001. PESC. 2001 IEEE 32nd Annual (Vol. 3, pp. 1473-1478). IEEE.

Articles

April 19, 2018

Innovative Use of Patent Examiner Statistics Improves Efficiency and Strengthens Portfolio

Blogs

August 2, 2017

Excusable Neglect? Missing the Appeal Deadline is Not Good, But May Not Be All Bad

August 31, 2016

Unreasonable Claim Construction No Defense to Induced Infringement

August 8, 2016

When the Board Decides “Maybe”

March 23, 2016

Federal Circuit Deep-Sixes IV Patents under Alice