Robert A. Gentile is a patent law clerk with Foley & Lardner LLP. Robert is a member of the Mechanical & Electromechanical Technologies Practice. He has experience preparing and prosecuting utility and design patent applications involving various technologies, with a particular focus in consumer products, action sports and outdoor sporting equipment, vehicle systems and subsystems—including traditional, hybrid, and electrified powertrains, as well as motorcycles and bicycles, thermodynamic systems, and energy generation/storage systems.
Prior to joining Foley, Robert served as an engineering intern, researching and experimenting with the redesign of an electrical throttle down system on generator and welder units. He has also held positions as a deposit operations intern to a finance company, and as a summer intern to a logistics company.
Robert received his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering (B.S., high honors, 2014) from the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE), minoring in business management. He earned Dean’s List and Honors every trimester, and he was a recipient of both the Dr. Peter I. Georgeson Scholarship and the Tau Beta Pi Stabile Scholarship. Robert served Tau Beta Pi as a recording secretary. He also was a member of Sigma Sigma Pi and served on the executive board of the MSOE Investment Club. Robert is currently attending Marquette University Law School to obtain his J.D with an expected graduation in May 2021.
Robert is admitted to practice as a patent agent before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.