Robert E. Hunt

Robert E. Hunt

Shareholder | Mechanical Technologies
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  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • JD, Northeastern University School of Law

Key Technologies

  • Consumer Products
  • Medical Devices
  • Semiconductors
  • Electronics Industries

Practice Groups

Admitted to Practice

  • Massachusetts
  • Virginia
  • US Patent and Trademark Office


  • Boston


Bob Hunt provides full-service IP counseling, including patent preparation and prosecution, patentability and clearance studies, infringement and validity opinions, license agreements and negotiations, and offensive and defensive consulting in matters involving patent litigation. He has particular experience guiding clients through the design patent process, whether to develop products that can withstand litigation or to create design-around strategies. Bob represents a range of clients and industries, including consumer products, medical devices, semiconductors, and electronics. He also represents clients in areas such as electromechanical devices, robotic systems, and communication systems.

Bob has assisted clients in adversarial situations by providing advice on negotiation and settlement tactics and written opinions when required.

Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, Bob was in private practice in Virginia.

Client Testimonials

Bob is technically brilliant and he absolutely knows our needs. I appreciate how when he reaches an opinion on a judgment call he shares the details of his thinking and isn’t afraid to offer his judgment.

When I joined here, Bob was the only outside counsel that reached out to me and was generous with his time and was willing to give me a lot of information and training material and really helped me with my learning curve. I also like him as a person. He’s a good guy and someone I want to work with, and I can’t say that about a lot of lawyers.

Bob’s responsiveness is kind of amazing, actually. I know I’m not the only client he has, but I feel like I am the only client on the days he is working for me. He is clear in his communication, handholds when necessary, and intelligently presents the information. He is very willing to hop on a call, participate in a meeting, and very good with scheduling the work. Stuff I send doesn’t languish with Bob.

I am so happy to work with Bob. The conversation is clear and to the point. The way he presents a claim and an issue and how it can be looked at makes it so simple to understand. It takes a great skill to present the claim that way.


  • Provided defensive opinions (noninfringement and validity) for major semiconductor manufacturing equipment client for use in active litigation matters against several companies.
  • For major consumer products company seeking to enter a competitor’s market, conducted six-month study to identify blocking patents and then guided company through design process so resulting product would stand up to litigation attacks.
  • For major medical device client looking to purchase a particular technology, led IP diligence on assessing potential acquisition targets, simultaneously guiding client through an internal design process to develop similar patentable technology.
  • While performing a targeted infringement clearance study relating to a different feature of a client’s product, discovered an infringement issue which was resolved with a change in design in under two weeks.
  • During routine diligence within a client’s market place, detected an infringing product of a major competitor.


  • Boston Intellectual Property Law Association
  • U Mass Amherst - Technology Innovation Challenge, Judge


Bob has been named one of the Massachusetts Super Lawyers’ “Rising Stars” in the field of intellectual property law.