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October 2010: Modern Times Legal upgrades to a new office, still at the Cambridge Innovation Center, now on the newly rennovated 4th floor.

October 2010: Bob returns to Africa as a WIPO patent-drafting instructor at a patent-drafting workshop in Windhoek, Namibia.

June 2010: Bob is recognized as a 2010 New England Super Lawyers Rising Star.

January 29, 2010: Bob talks with USPTO Director David Kappos about the changes at the USPTO.

January 21, 2010: Modern Times Legal wins a gratifying victory from the USPTO Board of Appeals, leading to a patent grant for skin-care products company in New York.

January 2010: Looking back at 2009, Modern Times Legal celebrates the addition of at least a dozen new clients this past year and thanks each one of them for their trust and loyalty. Bob also thanks his legal and professional colleagues for vouching for Bob and directing new clients toward him.

December 16, 2009: Modern Times Legal upgrades its office space to a section in "Inman Square" on the fourteenth floor of the Cambridge Innovation Center.

December 4, 2009: Bob is pictured on boston.com (side profile) engaging in "serious play" with Legos at the Cambridge Innovation Center.

November 11, 2009: Bob is appointed Co-Chair of the pro bono committee of the Boston Patent Law Association.

November 10, 2009: The team that Bob mentored in the Ignite Clean Energy Competition wins third place out of about 100 entrants.

October 14-20, 2009: On behalf of WIPO, Bob returns to ARIPO headquarters in Harare, Zimbabwe, to teach patent drafting at the third annual African Regional Workshop on Patent Drafting.

September 25, 2009Bob quizzes past USPTO Director John Dudas about the decline in the US patent allowance rate under his leadership. 

September 2009: Bob takes on a new role, hired for a litigation as an expert witness to testify as to patent law and procedure.

August 2009: mxlegal.com website is moved and redesigned.  Please resubscribe to the new RSS feed for the MXL Patent Blog.  The focus of the blog will be shifted more toward practical commentary and insights on effective patent application strategy.  Please share your thoughts by placing comments on the posts.

June 2009: Bob commences teaching patent drafting to students in Africa via a distance-learning program coordinated by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

April 2009: Bob participates as a team mentor in the 2009 Ignite Clean Energy Competition.

March 2009: Launch of MX Legal weblog (blawg) and Twitter account (see Twitter widget, below).

December 3-12, 2008: Bob heads back to Africa, this time to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to teach patent drafting to participants from Ethiopia, Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

December 2008: Bob's work teaching patent drafting in Zimbabwe is profiled in an article, entitled, "An Eye on the Greater Good" in the December issue of IP Law & Business.

December 2008: Bob co-authored a spotlight report, published in the American Ceramics Society Bulletin, of the 2008 New England Technical Ceramics Expo, at which Modern Times Legal presented.

August 10, 2008: An article in the Boston Globe suggests that the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC), the host of Modern Times Legal, may be the most important facility in Massachusetts for charting the Commonwealth's future. "[I]f technology and innovation are the lifeblood for our future, then CIC is ground zero."

July 2008: Modern Times Legal celebrates completion of a successful first year in business. Modern Times Legal thanks its client for making it a success.

June 2008: Modern Times Legal is cited and profiled in the June issue of MBA Lawyers Journal (pages 1, 6 and 14).

May 8, 2008: Modern Times Legal is one of four law firms honored with an Eco-Challenge Award by the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Conservation Law Foundation for "Exemplary Leadership in Greening the Practice of Law".

May 2008: An article profiling Modern Times Legal is featured in the spring issue of IP Review: "A Foundation for IP".

February 13, 2008: Bob joins a panel of prominent Boston-area attorneys in shaping a letter sent to the US Senate on behalf of the Boston Patent Law Association with recommendations for legislation relating to post-grant review. Bob's broader suggestions did not prevail in the final recommendations, though he did contribute a small portion of the text that ultimately composed this letter.