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Robert A. Gerhart, AEM

Technology Specialist, Patent Agent

Minneapolis, MN
612-335-5070
gerhart@fr.com
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Background

Robert Gerhart is a Technology Specialist, Patent Agent in Fish & Richardson’s Twin Cities office. His practice supports patent prosecution in the areas of electrical engineering, computer science, social networking, alternative energy, financial services, and medical devices. Mr. Gerhart’s technical knowledge includes medical devices, automation (e.g., motion control, robotics, vision systems, sensors), human-machine interfaces (HMI), SCADA, measurement and data acquisition, programming (e.g., thickware, web, client/server, embedded systems), online financial trading, wireless (e.g., cellular systems, WiFi, ZigBee), manufacturing systems, operations management, economics/finance, and organizational behavior.

Robert has previous experience as Project Engineer and Director of Business and Project Development for a small local automation systems integration startup, as a Software Engineer for a local nanotech optoelectronics VC startup, as an independent engineering consultant (to a Navy subcontractor for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program), and as a Test Engineer for both Nellcor (Tyco Healthcare) and Medtronic.

Education

M.S., St. Cloud State University 2012
Engineering Management


B.S., University of North Dakota 1998
Electrical Engineering

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2009

Memberships & Affiliations

​American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM)