Robert Penchuk Esq.
Rob's Intellectual Property practice includes the preparation and prosecution of United States and International patent applications covering a wide range of electrical, optical and mechanical arts, obtaining trademark rights as well as performing FTO analyses.
Rob received his B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada in 1982 and 1984 respectively, both conferred summa cum laude. As a pioneer in the semiconductor memory field with over 30 years of experience Rob has co-authored and provided technical
advice on numerous I.E.E.E. publications. He is named as the sole inventor on five patents. Rob began his career with Bell Northern Research in 1982 where he developed a variety of embedded memory technologies including the first embedded DRAM. He then moved
to Silicon Valley in California to work for Sierra Semiconductor on a novel mixed signal design platform to facilitate complex analog semiconductor designs. Rob returned to the Boston area to work for Digital Equipment Corporation where he advanced to the position of Principle Engineer. In this position Rob was a liaison with third party IP providers and sponsored University research in the field of analog behavioral synthesis. Subsequently, Rob worked for Vicor Corporation where he developed Power-Factor-Corrected phased array controllers
using a novel adaptive DSP technique in a custom mixed signal BICMOS process. He was then offered the opportunity to lead the Product Engineering team at Analog Devices Incorporated (ADI) where he enabled a very successful DSP product line setting a new standard for embedded memory integration. Rob continued to drive new IP capability within ADI including technologies in the area of intelligent memories, eDRAM and eNVM. This increased focus on technical due diligence of third party and captive intellectual property led Rob into the legal field where he now enjoys helping others develop and protect their own creative assets.
Rob received his Juris Doctor form Suffolk University in 2010 where he was the Lead Articles editor for the Journal of High Technology Law Review. Rob's academic work includes scholarly publications with Aspen in the Journal of Internet Law.
Rob is a patent attorney admitted to the Massachusetts State Bar, the Arizona State Bar, the U.S. District Court - District of Arizona, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In his spare time, Rob is an advanced amateur radio operator, a general aviation pilot, a holographic artist and a mentor to his highly inquisitive son and budding entrepreneur.