Robert C. O'Loughlin



Bob O'Loughlin collaborates with clients to navigate intellectual property opportunities and risks and to achieve their objectives regarding innovation, commercialization and competition. 

His practice includes: 

  • Developing and managing global IP strategies and portfolios to advance clients' business objectives
  • Performing freedom-to-operate investigations, risk assessment, and design-around counseling
  • Drafting and prosecuting domestic and international patent applications
  • Conducting due diligence for corporate transactions
  • Preparing opinions regarding infringement, validity, and enforceability of patents
  • Supporting patent litigation and settlement activities with strategic analysis
  • Negotiating and drafting intellectual property agreements

Bob has experience in the electrical arts, the mechanical arts and the computer software/engineering arts, with particular emphasis on medical devices and various aspects of energy and natural resources.

Computer Software/Engineering

Bob has particular experience in the following technologies: 

  • 3D modeling
  • Analytics
  • Precision agronomics and agricultural information technologies
  • Wireless and Internet Protocol (IP) communications
  • Digital image processing, compression, and encoding
  • Cloud computing
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)


Bob has particular experience in the following technologies:

  • Medical devices
  • Electrical power generation and distribution
  • Digital Signal Processing (DSP)

Mechanical Systems & Physics Applications

Bob has particular experience in the following technologies

  • Oil and gas exploration and production
  • Bio-fuel production
  • Optics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Industrial machinery
  • Agricultural equipment


Bar Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri


Washburn University School of Law
J.D. cum laude, Washburn Law Journal (research editor) (2007)

Washburn University
B.S. in Physics & Mathematics (2004)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Inter Partes Review – The Year in Review
    Managing IP, 2013

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
  • Kappa Mu Epsilon National Mathematics Honor Society

Civic Activities

  • Riverview Health Services, Inc. — Board of Directors 2009-11; Secretary 2010-11


  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2015-16, 2018
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