Patent Agent registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico.
With over 20 years of experience in the area of patents, Roberto began his career as a Patent Examiner for the United States Patent and Trademark Office where he worked for 6 years and then graduated as a Patent Agent. Mr. Ríos worked as a Patent Specialist for the specialized search company Landon IP (now CPA Global) where he had the opportunity to perform searches of the state of the art, novelty, infringement and validity among others. In addition, Roberto worked as Operations Manager for the Patenting Consulting Group, LLC where he coordinated and managed all matters related to the patent area including: searches, writing and examination of applications, technology transfer and portfolio of intellectual property, among others. Mr. Ríos shares his knowledge as an expert consultant through seminars and training workshops for professionals in Latin America on behalf of ASIPI and in collaboration with the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO).
For the past 12 years he has served as Director of the patent area and international services coordinator for the firm Hoglund & Pamias, PSC.