Over the past three decades, I have worked with more than twenty patent attorneys at several big law firms in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia on a wide range of intellectual property matters. When it comes to intellectual property strategy and patent prosecution for computer-related technologies, Robert is the best of the best. He is incredibly smart, highly experienced, super responsive, and competitively priced. Robert has assisted my companies in securing valuable patents that have been licensed to more than 50 major corporations, and he continues to actively represent me on various strategic projects. Importantly, Robert has continued to obtain valuable software patent protection following the Supreme Court’s Alice decision. His work meets the highest standards and gets done on time, while costs remain reasonable. Robert is also a pleasure to work with.
– Steven K. Gold, M.D., Serial Entrepreneur
Attorney Cynthia Gilbert has worked with us closely for over five years, developing our patent portfolio, which has served as a cornerstone of our company’s competitive advantage. Ms. Gilbert easily engaged with us on highly complex, technical details of our cryptography-based inventions, revealed exactly where our technology was most innovative and differentiated, and obtained several critical and highly valuable software patents in the US and internationally for our company. Ms. Gilbert has navigated the equally complex patent process for us to obtain these strong, defensible patents. She is a valued advisor to us and we highly recommend her for software patent needs.
– Will Ackerly, Founder, Virtru Corporation
As a leading intellectual property law firm in India, we require high-quality, responsive, and efficient legal services for our clients throughout the world. We turn to Attorney Robert Plotkin to obtain patents on software and other computer-related technology in the United States for our clients and we have found the firm to be extremely effective at obtaining such patents, despite the complexity of the technology being patented and the rapidly-changing law governing patent protection for computer technology. Attorney Plotkin responds to our instructions and inquiries promptly, communicates with us clearly, and provides competitive and predictable fees. We can recommend Attorney Robert Plotkin for any law firm or company seeking a U.S. patent attorney specializing in patent protection for computer technology.
– Dr. Mohan Dewan, Principal, R.K. Dewan & Co.– Dr. Niti Dewan, Head of Patents and Business Development, R.K. Dewan and Co.
In growing from a small, Cambridge start-up to a well-established video advertising company working with some of the largest brands in the world, we have relied on Cynthia’s legal expertise to develop a patent portfolio that supports our business objectives. She takes the time to learn our business, engages on key technical details with ease, and provides the tactical and strategic insights that help us understand and navigate the legal process to create a valuable patent portfolio.
Additionally, I genuinely enjoy that as a female inventor I can work with a female patent attorney – a rare and statistically unlikely scenario in a space where 93% of inventors and over 85% of software patent lawyers are men. We highly recommend Cynthia for software patent needs.
– Bettina Hein, Founder and CEO, Pixability, Inc.
We’ve used BlueShift IP for more than 10 years and won’t consider using another firm to represent our software patent prosecutions. Robert Plotkin is an outstanding patent attorney. He understands computer technology better than most and he’s a gifted patent attorney. With his patient support and in-depth questioning, we’ve obtained patents with very broad claim protection that many thought would never be issued. Under his guidance, we’ve obtained numerous US and foreign patents. Based on really solid foundational specifications, we’ve been able to broaden and strengthen the level of protection provided by these patents. I couldn’t be more pleased with the experience we’ve had with BlueShift IP and Robert Plotkin.
– Rick Rice, Director of Application Technology, AMVAC Chemical Corp.
Cynthia is a rock star patent attorney. She has worked with our growing company closely for several years (in fact pretty much since inception), developing an international patent portfolio covering our core technologies in our key markets worldwide. She has helped us understand our legal options and how to evaluate them, tailoring her counsel to support our business objectives and our budget. And just as importantly, she has been extremely valuable on the execution side of the recommended strategy. We absolutely trust her recommendations on complex legal matters and consider her an integral member of our legal team. I have been recommending her for years to literally ALL my friends and contacts in tech who are looking for Intellectual Property advice and especially for software patent counsel.
– Gaetan Bonhomme, Founder, Snakt, Inc.
Hire [Patent Attorney] Robert [Plotkin]. Really, it is that simple. He is great. But if you want more detail, know that I have had the pleasure of working with Robert since 2013. Since Patent #1, Robert has skillfully shepherded a variety of patents into and successfully through the USPTO. In particular, it was highly comforting to have Robert “on my side” and to benefit from his expertise in software patents as he helped us navigate the Alice minefield at the USPTO. Thanks to Robert, my company obtained a patent that we believe to be quite valuable to our business with a few more in process. Cool headed and enjoyable to work, with I always enjoy talking with Robert, learning from him, and strategizing how best to approach building a valuable IP portfolio for PF Loop. He is a gem.
– David Kopans, Founder, PFLoop, Inc.
MAID Systems specializes in autonomous docking and navigation technology and Attorney Robert Plotkin has acted as our company patent attorney for more than eight years. Highly proficient and astute, Attorney Plotkin has successfully obtained multiple patents across all major regions for MAID Systems and obtained broad, strong claims to prevent our competitors from designing around our patents. Attorney Plotkin continues to meticulously manage our company IP strategy and has preserved our right to obtain additional patents through the use of continuation applications in multiple countries. As Chief Executive Officer of MAID Systems, I highly recommend Attorney Plotkin and Blueshift IP for any company seeking the very best legal representation and management of their IP portfolio.
– Bradley Tyers, CEO, MAiD Systems
I run a small start up company that has filed quite a bit of IP. BlueShift has been a valued partner for the whole journey. Their attention to detail and responsiveness to need is simply superb. I also value their ability to think proactively and anticipate what the Examiner might be thinking. Patent law is a chess game, and BlueShift thinks many steps in advance. I could not recommend them more highly.
– Phil Sayles, Founder/CEO, Summate Technologies
As CEO of several technology startups, I have used large, well known firms to prepare and file patents, and have found Attorney Robert Plotkin to be just as capable with much better bang for the buck.
– Joseph Bates, CEO & Founder, Singular Computing LLC
My colleagues and I have relied on Robert Plotkin for skilled patent prosecution support for almost two decades. During this time, with Robert’s help, we’ve applied for and been granted over twenty patents. Robert has an admirable ability to guide the patent application process. He not only helps craft the application, he trains inventors and applicants in understanding the patent application process. While he is capable of writing an entire application from scratch simply by listening to an inventor describe an invention (and asking probing questions), Robert also teaches inventors how to participate much more actively in the application preparation process. Robert is also an invaluable guide to applicants responding to Office Actions and speaking directly with patent examiners. In short, Robert is a skilled, congenial, and trusted partner in our patent application process.
– Richard Goldhor
We have used Robert Plotkin/BlueShift for dozens of patent matters over 15+ years. This includes individual patent applications and their revisions, for both initial patents and continuations of them. It also includes consulting on infringement questions and negotiations on our allowed patents. Robert is knowledgeable, helpful, and, best of all, effective. We will turn to BlueShift again for our next patent matter.
– Joel MacAuslan, President & Chief Science Officer, STAR Analytical Services
Our experience with Blueshift has been great. One of their founders, and the person we worked with most, is Attorney Robert Plotkin. He is both a great attorney and person. His background is amazing: MIT grad, 20+ years of patent experience, completed hundreds of patents and is considered an expert on the “Alice” case.
Their support staff is also great. They always kept us in the loop on research, important dates and documents.
Overall my experience with Blueshift has been outstanding. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a team that will produce high-quality, defendable patents.
– Jim Russell, Entrepreneur