1509 S. Tyrell Ln., Suite 100, P.O.Box 877, Boise ID 83702 - 208.345.1122

Robert L. Shaver

 

Robert L. Shaver, Registered Patent Attorney | 208-345-1122 | 877-611-1122 | shaver@shaverswanson.com | Our email policy

Robert L. Shaver began practicing in Boise in 1995. Bob has worked on patent, trade secret, copyright, and trademark litigation, and the drafting and prosecution of patent and trademark applications. Bob has been a registered patent attorney since 1998. He is licensed to practice law in the states of Washington and Idaho, the Federal District of Idaho, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Mr. Shaver’s background includes twelve years of experience working as a scientist on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Richland, Washington. His work at Hanford included developing computer expert systems for hazardous and radioactive waste, inspecting analytical laboratories throughout the United States, and designing software for performing computer simulations of the Hanford site for waste generation projections. He also worked in the analytical chemistry labs at Hanford.

In addition, Robert L. Shaver holds statewide pesticide consultant and statewide tree fruit consultant (Washington state) licenses. Mr. Shaver worked for seven years in the food processing industry in the areas of new product research and development, microbiology, and quality assurance, and spent two years in the aluminum industry in analytical laboratories. He has experience in mechanical fields, microbiology, analytical chemistry, hazardous and radioactive waste, environmental compliance, software development, horticulture, food processing, metallography, and construction.

Education:

  • J.D. 1995, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
  • B.A. 1972, Cal State Stanislaus, Biology, Chemistry Minor,
  • MBA 1984, City University, Seattle, WA, 1999-2001

Contact Information:

Admissions:

  • Idaho Bar (1996)
  • Washington State Bar (1995)
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Memberships, Admissions, Licenses:

  • Idaho Bar (1996)
  • Washington State Bar (1995)
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office, Registered Patent Attorney
  • Admitted to Practice before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Admitted to Practice in District 4, Idaho State Court
  • Washington Tree Fruit Consultant License
  • Washington Statewide Pesticide Consultant License
  • Institute of Food Technologist

Publications:

 

  • Ten Things Every Attorney Should Know About Patents, The Advocate, Journal of the Idaho State Bar, June 2005
  • Copyright Law in the Digital Age, The Advocate, Journal of the Idaho State Bar, July 2006
  • Conflicts Between Domain Names and Trademarks, The Advocate, Journal of the Idaho State Bar, Aug 2007
  • Use of Social Media Websites and Attorney Rules of Ethics, The Advocate, Journal of the Idaho State Bar, Feb 2010
  • Quarterly Waste Volume Projection, Two year Projection of Westinghouse Hanford Site Operations
  • User’s Guide to CHART Graphics Program, 1985
  • Programmer’s Guide to Solid Waste Expert System, 1991
  • Annual Waste Volume Projection, 20 year Projection of Hanford Site Operations (1985-1990)
  • Options for Treatment of Radioactive Waste Storage Tank 101-SY, Two Million Gallon underground tank at Hanford Site
  • Hazards and Operability Analysis of the Waste Encapsulation and Storage Facility, Department of Energy and Westinghouse Handord Company

Presentations and Seminars:

 

  • The History of Bicycle Technology and Patent Law, IP Law Section of the Idaho Baren Things Every Attorney Should Know About Patents, The Advocate, Journal of the Idaho State Bar, June 2005
  • The History of Automobile Technology, IP Law Section of the Idaho BarCopyright Law in the Digital Age, The Advocate, Journal of the Idaho State Bar, July 2006
  • The History of Bicycle Technology, Ignite Boise 1Conflicts Between Domain Names and Trademarks, The Advocate, Journal of the Idaho State Bar, Aug 2007
  • The History of Automobile Technology, Ignite Boise 5
  • Protecting and Profiting from Your Intellectual Property, Presented at Idaho Law Foundation
  • Introduction to Patent Law, Presented at Idaho Law Foundation
  • Internet and Computer Law for Attorneys, Presented at Idaho Law Foundation
  • What your Clients Need to know about Internet Use and Intellectual Property, Presented at Idaho Law Foundation
  • Trade Dress Protection, Presented at Idaho Law Foundation
  • Patents and the History of Firearms, IP Law Section of the Idaho Bar

 

Personal Blogs:

  • The Backpacking Technology Blog, a blog on outdoor products, patents on outdoor gear, history of outdoor gear,
  • The Bicycle Technology and Patents, a blog on the history of bicycle technology, recumbent bikes, and general bicycle topics and patents.
  • Patent Pending Blog, a blog covering the history of technology, and including information relevant to independent inventors, small businesses, and intellectual property law in general.

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