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O&R Patent Law

50 Congress St., Suite 1000

Boston, MA 02109

Telephone: (617) 500-2500


Frank R. Occhiuti

J. Robin Rohlicek, Ph.D.

Ido Rabinovitch

Attorneys, Agents & Technology Specialists

Faustino A. Lichauco

Zachary Rimkunas

Gregory Rohlicek

We’re not just lawyers specializing in intellectual property, but business lawyers focused on our clients’ business objectives.

Occhiuti & Rohlicek LLP (O&R Patent Law) was founded in March 2007 and today is managed by partners with more than 80 years of combined intellectual property experience at large, national IP firms and years of industry experience. O&R’s team of legal professionals have advanced degrees in electrical engineering, chemistry, and biology. Our approach to preparing and prosecuting patent applications is a client-focused one: We will provide the big firm experience and expertise with the personal attention that you won’t find at a larger firm.

There are a wide variety of reasons for pursuing patent protection of inventions. With that in mind, we work directly with clients and take the time to understand their specific business goals and develop a strategy that meets those objectives, while being conscious of specific timing, procedural, and budgetary requirements. Leveraging the breadth and depth of intellectual property experience within the firm, we provide our clients with a cost-effective approach to patent prosecution that meets their business objectives, while maintaining flexibility and maximizing options as those objectives shift or change.

O&R serves domestic and international companies ranging in size from small startups to multinational companies in addition to top research institutions. In addition to patent procurement, we help clients develop and manage their intellectual property assets, preparing non-infringement and invalidity opinions, performing due diligence and product clearance studies, and conducting pre-litigation analysis.

  • Depth of intellectual property law experience, both in preparation and prosecution of US and foreign patent applications, as well as through an extensive practice providing invalidity and non-infringement opinions, conducting product clearance studies, and performing due diligence, for instance, for potential acquisitions of patent portfolios, working with litigation counsel in pre-litigation and litigation support roles, and also with Europe and elsewhere counsel in opposition proceedings
  • Significant technology backgrounds based on academic credentials at top universities, and industry experience, including in R&D at leading companies
  • A keen ability to understand our client’s business goals, based on both our experience in legal representation as well as significant industry experience that members of the firm brought to their legal careers, and to apply that understanding to shaping patents and portfolios towards those goals
  • A patent prosecution infrastructure that supports efficient processing of prosecution matters through use of software systems and an experienced paralegal staff. For example, we assign a specific paralegal to each client so that paralegal is familiar with all aspects of that client’s portfolio and any special requirement that client may have
The technology backgrounds of O&R’s legal staff span a number of disciplines, broadly including electrical engineering and computer science, chemistry, and biology. A number of our staff have advanced degrees in these disciplines, including two Ph.D.s and three Masters degrees in electrical engineering, two Ph.D.s in biology, and one Ph.D. in chemistry. In addition to the strong academic credentials, we have significant experience prosecuting patents in the fields of software systems, business methods, electronic devices and systems, mechanical and manufacturing techniques and products, medical devices, semiconductor materials and devices, and telecommunications, as well as in chemical compositions and biotechnology.

Through the combination of legal experience, technical backgrounds, and business experience of its team of legal and professional support staff, O&R provides efficient service-oriented representation that supports our clients’ business objectives and goals.


Contact us to find out how the attorneys at O&R can help you.