Boston Patent Attorney Robert K. Tendler

Tenacious Patent, Copyright and
Trademark Attorney in Boston

Robert K. Tendler, principal of the Law Offices of Robert K. Tendler and a Boston patent attorney, has 35 years of experience in patent prosecution and intellectual property law. Mr. Tendler represents inventors, corporate counsel, corporations, and institutions from the Boston, Massachusetts area and throughout the country.

Mr. Tendler established his scientific prowess by winning the Grand Prize in the District of Columbia Science Fair for a machine that takes music that one hears and prints out a written score. Following that achievement, he served as the first part-time employee of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), in its fledgling Electronics and Control Division in Washington, D.C.

In becoming a Boston patent attorney, Mr. Tendler built his experience in patent law by serving as patent counsel for Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs. At Mitsubishi, Mr. Tendler gained considerable experience in licensing and litigation. He currently serves as patent counsel for Phonetel Patent Services and has successfully obtained seminal patents on picture phones with caller ID.

Mr. Tendler has also obtained patents for many complex products, including the following:

  • The first eye-safe laser developed by the Office of Naval Research.
  • The first gas laser research created by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
  • The first non-nuclear rocket fuel, determined to be seven times as powerful as hydrogen and oxygen, and developed by the Hellenic Institute of Physics and Chemistry.

Besides being an intellectual property and patent attorney in Boston, Mr. Tendler also personally owns a large number of patents in the area of telecommunications. For example, he was the first to put a Global Positioning System (GPS) in a cell phone. He patented this innovation and called his product the E-911. This product is considered so innovative that the prototypes for the E-911 are now on display in the Smithsonian. Mr. Tendler's GPS work also resulted in the E-911 Report and Order and the removal of the federal government's dithering of GPS signals.

In concert with his patent activities, Mr. Tendler formed a company called Tendler Cellular to develop the E-911. This venture provides Mr. Tendler with first-hand experience in developing and managing a new business dedicated to a new product.

Mr. Tendler received his Juris Doctorate from George Washington University Law School and began practicing law in 1969. He also received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Amherst College in 1964. Mr. Tendler is currently a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Boston Patent Law Association, and the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

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