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Areas of Practice

Robin has been a patent prosecutor for over 20 years, primarily in the fields of electrical and software engineering related to analog and digital circuits, computer hardware and software architectures, telecommunication systems, and signal processing. His practice today emphasizes patent procurement as well as preparation of opinions and general patent counseling for small to mid-sized companies, universities, as well as some large corporations. Examples of technologies he has addressed include processor and memory system design, compiler technology, VLSI design, wireless networks, distributed Internet applications, communication protocols, speech processing, machine learning and expert systems, video compression, robotic systems and surgical devices, and navigation, guidance, and control systems.

Professional Experience

Prior to founding Occhiuti & Rohlicek LLP, Robin was a Principal at Fish & Richardson P.C. Before entering the patent field, Robin served as Vice President of R&D as well as Vice President of Engineering at two Boston area companies and directed government and commercial R&D in algorithm development and integration for big data, embedded systems, personal computer, and telecommunications applications. Robin began professional software development over 40 years ago on Control Data mainframes.


J.D., Boston College Law School, Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, S.M., Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S., Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Bar Admissions

Robin is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and admitted to the bar in Massachusetts.


He is an active member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and has served on its Speech Processing Technical Committee as Associate Editor of Signal Processing Letters and as a reviewer for numerous journals and technical conferences.

He has served as Adjunct Professor and Visiting Scientist at Boston University where he supervised graduate theses and taught courses at the graduate and undergraduate level.

Robin has published over 40 articles in the areas of system modeling, signal processing, and pattern recognition.