Robert E. Bolcome III, PhD

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  • Fordham University (JD, magna cum laude)
  • Harvard University (PhD, Cell and Developmental Biology)
  • Northeastern University (BS, Biology)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Bobby assists clients with the preparation and prosecution of patent applications relating to cutting-edge biotechnology and pharmaceutical inventions. His experience includes international patent portfolio management, as well as the preparation of patentability and freedom-to-operate opinions.

Bobby has helped research entities and biotechnology companies prosecute patent applications in a variety of fields, including molecular biology, immunology, microbiology, genetic engineering, diagnostics, RNA interference, agriculture, biofuels, bioinformatics, probiotics, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals (including small molecules, biologics, and cancer immunotherapy). 

Before joining the firm, Bobby was a scientific advisor at an intellectual property law firm in New York City. During law school, Bobby was a Wilkinson Scholar and on the Fordham Law Review.

Bobby earned his PhD in cell and developmental biology in Harvard University’s Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS) program. As a graduate student, Bobby conducted extensive research at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital. Bobby's graduate studies focused on the characterization of host cell signaling processes involved in anthrax toxin-induced cardiovascular defects. His research encompassed the areas of angiogenesis, microbial pathogenesis, cancer biology, and cell biology. Prior to graduate school, Bobby was a project student in the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Department of Cancer Biology.

Recognitions & Awards

  • Named to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Rising Stars list (2017)
  • Manfred Karnovsky Fellowship
  • Fordham Law School Prize (awarded in 2012, 2013, and 2014)
  • Fordham Law School Senior Prize
  • Fordham Law School Legal Writing Award
  • Order of the Coif