Bob Hander, Partner

Bob Hander’s work encompasses all aspects of intellectual property law. Drawing on thirteen years of experience in patent litigation, Bob approaches every matter with the goal of securing results for his clients that will hold up under fire. This perspective informs everything Bob does, whether it is drafting applications and prosecuting claims that will provide meaningful protection against competitors, providing opinions and advice that anticipate the arguments a future adversary is most likely to make, or representing clients in court or in inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Bob has worked on matters across a wide array of technologies, including cellular and voice-over-IP telecommunications systems; smart phones and mobile devices; computer and web server systems; data compression algorithms and systems; liquid crystal displays; antenna measurement systems; biometric scanners; bridal registry systems; miniaturized pressure sensors; electronic thermometers; metallized cutlery; mass-damping systems; sports protective eyewear; medical prostheses and devices; and pharmaceutical products. He has even handled matters involving design patents relating to children’s toys, and a business method patent relating to an estate tax planning technique. In addition to his work with patents, Bob has represented clients in trademark infringement, counterfeiting, and unfair competition litigations, and has prosecuted trademark applications as well as an appeal before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Bob draws on this wealth of past experience, as well as his mechanical engineering education, to become conversant in whatever technologies and subjects his matters involve, allowing him to efficiently cut to the core issues in each case.

Outside of work, Bob enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, as well as cycling with friends.  Bob is also a long-time member and barrister of the John C. Lifland American Inn of Court.

Education

J.D., cum laude, Fordham University School of Law (2006); Member, Fordham Urban Law Journal
B.S., magna cum laude, Mechanical Engineering, Lehigh University (2002)

Bar Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2010)
New Jersey (2006)
New York (2007)

rhander@bciplaw.com
908-739-0001