Overview

Bob Null helps clients build, execute and manage competitive intellectual property strategies, primarily by assisting clients in intellectual property procurement and evaluating risks in product commercialization. In that capacity, he provides domestic and foreign patent preparation and prosecution services in a variety of technical areas, including engine design and control, high-tech and advanced manufacturing and medical device technologies. Bob provides freedom-of-use analyses and opinions on infringement and validity issues, as well as "design around" advice. In addition to his prosecution and opinion practice, Bob assists clients in intellectual property litigation and offers client counseling services, such as license preparation and negotiation, patent valuation and other portfolio management activities.

Engineering Experience

Before practicing law, Bob was an electrical engineer with an aerospace company for more than four years. He designed and tested pressure sensors and related circuits for commercial and military jet engine controls.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Indiana
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Education

Valparaiso University School of Law
J.D. summa cum laude, Valparaiso University Law Review (editor-in-chief) (1995)

Trine University
B.S. in Electrical Engineering (1988)

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Licensing Executives Society
  • Indiana State Bar Association

Honors

  • Phi Kappa Theta National Fraternity — Past President
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