R Bruce Bower
Partner at Lee & Hayes, PC
R Bruce Bower helps companies with complex issues in all areas relating to patents, including litigation, strategic counselling, prosecution and licensing. He has served as lead counsel in litigation in federal district courts and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, negotiated licence agreements and worked on investigations in the International Trade Commission.
Mr Bower regularly advises clients on infringement risks during the design process and on potential enforcement actions against competitors. Clients have successfully relied on his opinions in defending against wilfulness charges during litigation. He also has led patent due diligence investigations in the purchase and sale of businesses. Mr Bower’s diverse practice includes extensive activities before the US Patent and Trademark Office. He helps companies expand their patent portfolios through prosecution of patent applications in various technologies. He has successfully handled patent re-examinations during litigation, conducted interferences and argued patentability issues before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and the Federal Circuit.
Mr Bower began his career as a design engineer with Westinghouse Electric Corporation working in commercial nuclear power, power distribution and control, and defence electronics, where he was awarded US and foreign patents as an inventor. He is nationally recognised by Chambers USA, IAM and other organisations as a leader in IP law.