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
  • Conducting intellectual property due diligence for corporate transactions
  • Drafting and prosecuting domestic and international patent applications
  • Preparing opinions regarding infringement, validity, and enforceability of patents
  • Developing positions and performing strategic analysis in support of patent litigation and settlement activities
  • Negotiating and drafting intellectual property agreements

Bob has experience in the computer software/engineering arts, the electrical arts, and the mechanical arts, with particular emphasis on artificial intelligence (AI), software and medical devices.

Computer Software/Engineering

Bob has particular experience in the following technologies: 

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Big Data analytics
  • Cloud computing
  • Digital image and video processing
  • Wireless and internet protocol (IP) communications
  • Precision agronomics and agricultural information technologies


Bob has particular experience in the following technologies:

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

Mechanical Systems & Physics Applications

Bob has particular experience in the following technologies:

  • Medical devices
  • Agricultural equipment
  • Oil and gas exploration and production
  • Optics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Industrial machinery


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 Intellectual Property Law Association – Co-Chair, Events and CLE Programs Subcommittee of the Emerging Technologies Committee, 2019
  • American Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Owners 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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