Robert McKee

Patent Attorney

Robert C McKee
Patent Attorney with technical expertise in machine learning and biotech

Venture Scholar
G51 Amplify
June 2015 – January 2016 (8 months)Austin, Texas Area
• Present 3-minute summaries of startup investment opportunities to Venture Capital partners and Fortune 500 clients.
• Source deal flow of promising innovative startups from around the world.
IP & Business Development Associate

Kiverdi, Inc.
January 2013 – September 2014 (1 year 9 months)San Francisco Bay Area
• Identified new innovations, compiled patent application, and initiated follow up experiments to create supporting evidence necessary for strong patents.
• Compiled market reports to validate size of potential markets leading to successful business partnerships.
• Negotiated and reviewed over 100 nondisclosure agreements and 20 technology licensing agreements, while reducing time required to generate, negotiate and finalize agreements by over 75%.

Post Graduate Fellow
August 2012 – November 2012 (4 months)San Francisco Bay Area
• A renowned incubator and a venture capital fund at UCSF.

Marshall for Justice Hartmann of the Court of Appeals
The High Court of Hong Kong SAR of the People’s Republic of China
June 2011 – July 2011 (2 months)Hong Kong
• Sifted through hundreds of pages of case files each day to compile important facts, rulings, and arguments necessary to counsel the Judge prior to officiating over oral arguments
Hong Kong High Court

Legal Intern
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
January 2011 – April 2011 (4 months)Houston, Texas Area
• Drafted loan, licensing, and purchasing agreements, as well as a 100 page IT Policies and Procedures manual

Intern for Magistrate Judge Johnson
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
July 2010 – August 2010 (2 months)Houston, Texas Area
• Authored and defended summary judgment judicial opinion for breach of contract dispute that has been affirmed through the Federal 5th Circ. Ct. of Appeals, for damages of over $6.2M

US District Court: Southern District of TexasIntern for Judge Crone
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
May 2010 – June 2010 (2 months)Beaumont/Port Arthur, Texas Area
US District Court: Eastern District of Texas

Texas Department of State Health Services
March 2009 – July 2009 (5 months)
Tuberculosis Lab (bio safety level III).

Real Estate Analyst and Business Plan Intern
Bankers Capital
May 2007 – August 2008 (1 year 4 months)Austin, Texas Area
• Underwrote $510K SBA loan during collapse of lending market; business is still thriving and supporting local community


Patent AgentUSPTO
USPTO, License 69646
Starting May 2012

AttorneyState Bar of California
State Bar of California, License 286525
Starting November 2012

AttorneyState Bar of Texas
State Bar of Texas, License 24094836
Starting April 2015

Appeal to Buyer Motives to Close More Sales(Link)Dale Carnegie Training
Dale Carnegie Training, License LIVE Online Training
Customer Focused, Level 1(Link)Dale Carnegie Digital
Dale Carnegie Digital, License Appeal to Buyer Motives to Close More Sales
Starting November 2015
Sales Pro, Level 1(Link)Dale Carnegie Digital
Dale Carnegie Digital, License Appeal to Buyer Motives to Close More Sales
Starting November 2015
Customer Focused, Level 2(Link)Dale Carnegie Digital
Dale Carnegie Digital, License How to Cold Call and Build New Customers
Starting November 2015
Sales Pro, Level 2(Link)Dale Carnegie Digital
Dale Carnegie Digital, License How to Cold Call and Build New Customers
Starting November 2015
One Month Content Marketing(Link)One Month
One Month, License Accredible-10214885
Starting June 2016
One Month Innovation(Link)One Month
One Month, License Accredible-10214887
Starting June 2016
One Month Growth Hacking(Link)One Month
One Month, License Accredible-10214889
Starting June 2016
One Month HTML(Link)One Month
One Month, License Accredible-10214890
Starting June 2016
One Month Rails(Link)One Month
One Month, License Accredible-10214891
Starting June 2016
One Month iOS(Link)One Month
One Month, License Accredible-10214892
Starting June 2016
One Month iOS (Swift 1.0b)(Link)One Month
One Month, License Accredible-10214898
Starting June 2016
Machine Learning Foundations: A Case Study Approach(Link)Coursera Course Certificates
Coursera Course Certificates, License 4GKM4SPQQVVJ
Starting August 2016

Machine Learning Engineer Nanodegree, Computer Science
2016 – 2016
Machine learning represents a key evolution in the fields of computer science, data analysis, software engineering, and artificial intelligence. I learned to apply predictive models to massive data sets in fields like finance, healthcare, education, and more.

The University of Texas at Austin – Red McCombs School of Business
Master of Science in Technology Commercialization
2015 – 2016
Weekend program focused on bringing innovation to the marketplace.

University of Houston Law Center
Juris Doctorate, Law
2009 – 2012

The University of Texas at Austin
BS, Microbiology
2003 – 2007

Internet presense and marketing

Saving Nine Lives
Animal Welfare
Created an online presence for marketing and fundraising.
Web development

Ed T Malloy Foundation
Created a website and method to accept grant applications online.
Mobile App Evangelist

Stark Foundation
Pitched the idea of a “single-venue publisher” to Google for their Field Trip app, and pitched, developed, and delivered the Field Trip mobile app experience to the Stark Foundation to augment their tours with historical pictures, educational information, and videos.

Google Field Trip App
HJ Lutcher Stark Foundation
May 2015


Obtained permission from google to use Field Trip app as a guided tour on a 256 acre botanical gardens. Created and published a feature rich mobile guided tour.

Causes Robert C cares about:
Animal Welfare
Arts and Culture
Economic Empowerment
Human Rights
Poverty Alleviation
Science and Technology

Native or bilingual proficiency

In addition to his technical and patent law activities, Mr. Cook serves as a manager at HULSEY PC, whereby he provides significant support in client relationships and assuring that firm clients receive prompt and high quality service in all of representations.


Passed United States Patent and Trademark Office examination
Texas (2014)

B.E., Civil Engineering
University of Melbourne

work experience

Prior to his work with HULSEY PC, Mr. Cook worked for Ratio Consultants in Australia as a Transport Engineer specializing in traffic engineering, road traffic, traffic analysis, transportation planning, and a variety of transportation science and engineering projects.

technology proficiencies

  • Green Technologies
  • Electronics and Computer Hardware & Software
  • Energy & Power Distribution Technologies
  • Internet & e-Commerce
  • Financial Services
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Medical Devices
  • Materials Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aerospace & Transportation Technology
  • Optics
  • Nanotechnology

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