A Patent Law Firm in Cambridge, MA

Modern Times Legal cost-effectively drafts and prosecutes patent applications with personalized service. Located in Kendall Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Modern Times Legal is managed by Patent Attorney, Advisor and Advocate Robert J. Sayre

With a love of science and technology, Bob's practice is founded on technical training and research at Argonne National Laboratory supplemented by years of consulting with pioneering inventors at MIT and Harvard University, Complementing that technical training, Bob's skills in legal advocacy are forged from intensive study, training, and experience from Duke Law School to a prominent IP-specialty firm to a major international law firm to teaching patent drafting for the World Intellectual Property Organization. Bob takes pride in a track record of postive results and client satisfaction.

Bob particularly values testimonials provided by clients--here is one example:

"[Bob's] uncanny ability to instantly grasp highly specialized and technically complex ... "technobabble" and to lay it out in perfect, legally acceptable terms, is nothing short of amazing....

Bob ... would just give me a phone call after receiving the initial draft and patiently listen (frequently well beyond his regular working hours) to a jumbled verbal explanation of an invention asking a few questions here and there and then magically transform it into a nearly perfect patent application....

Bob is always utmost responsive to requests and is a delight to work with. I wholeheartedly recommend Bob Sayre as the top patent attorney out there, bar none, and a very cost-effective one at that."

- Eric Y., prolific inventor, global specialty chemicals company (2010)


 Robert J. Sayre

Robert J. Sayre at the CIC. Photo by Jeff Thiebauth.


In October 2009, Bob returned to the African Regional Intellectual Property Office in Harare, Zimbabwe on behalf of the World Intellectual Property Office for the third-annual WIPO-ARIPO patent-drafting workshop.


Bob teaching Patents 101 at Harvard University (2014)