When preparing a patent application for a client, Bob emphasizes strategic planning and detailed drafting to strive for efficiency. He believes this is the best way to create real value for clients and their intellectual property portfolios. Bob is an intellectual property attorney in the Denver office of Merchant & Gould who practices in the mechanical, electrical, aerospace, software, and telecommunication spaces. Prior to joining Merchant & Gould, Bob worked as a structural design engineer in commercial and residential construction in the Denver area. He later gained more experience at a private practice firm where he focused on the preparation and prosecution of patents in the areas of aircraft engines, power generation, oil and gas, additive manufacturing, financial transaction software, corrugated containers, solar energy, vending machines and equine accessories. Outside of work, Bob likes to take advantage of his proximity to the beautiful Rocky Mountains and enjoys skiing, mountain biking, and running.