Assisting technology clients with a combination of legal, technical and business skills developed over 15 years of practicing IP law, experience as a company founder/product manager and more than ten years’ experience in engineering, business and legal with General Electric. The result is a legal practice that delivers intellectual property strategy closely aligned with business goals. Large multi-national companies and start-ups alike rely on Bob's technical depth, versatility and efficient approach to maximize their time while achieving results that directly support their business needs.

In addition to developing IP protection and strategy for the patent portfolios of large corporate clients, Bob values opportunities to do the same with creative startup teams (especially those intending to disrupt their selected domain). Bob's personal experience as a founder includes leading teams that successfully developed and brought to market hardware and software products used to improve sports performance - including creating a top-ranked paid mobile sports app. Bob holds more than ten issued patents concerning hardware and mobile technologies used to improve sports performance.

For more information, please contact Bob at 617-963-8919 or e-mail him at



Chris has over a decade of intellectual property experience, first as a patent agent and then as a patent attorney. Chris practiced at firms in Boston, Cambridge and Roanoke prior to founding Rhodes Donahoe, P.C. Chris has a Ph.D. in chemistry in addition to a law degree. Chris focuses on all aspects of intellectual property law in technical areas such as materials science, small molecules, medical devices and other chemical, biotechnology and mechanical devices, methods and systems. Chris’s practice involves IP procurement, enforcement and counseling. Chris is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and Virginia, including the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

For more information, please contact Chris at 540-904-0398 or e-mail at