Robert Tarcu is a partner in the Electrical Patent Prosecution practice group. Using his technical knowledge and legal expertise, Mr. Tarcu provides counseling on a wide range of matters including patentability, portfolio management, and patent prosecution strategies. Having worked as a Patent Examiner for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), he understands both sides of the patent prosecution spectrum and is experienced in effective examiner interviewing strategies, prosecution procedures, and USPTO practices.
Mr. Tarcu is well-versed in a wide array of technologies including artificial intelligence (AI), image processing, speech recognition, telecommunications, networking, optical systems, 3-D imaging, medical devices, smart devices and wearables, internet of (medical) things (IoT/IoMT), audio and video processing, and consumer electronics to name a few. He also has experience in the digital health, therapeutics and wellness space, which is a growing field that harnesses the combined power of computing platforms, software, traditional therapeutics and devices to enable the monitoring and improvement of lives and health. Mr. Tarcu is also highly skilled in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in a post-Alice environment in the computer software space, with further emphasis on mobile applications and graphical user interfaces (GUIs).
Mr. Tarcu has drafted and prosecuted applications for domestic and foreign companies of all sizes. He tailors his approach to each matter based on specific client needs and invests in learning about the client’s technologies, businesses, culture, and competitors. Mr. Tarcu believes that such a detail-oriented approach provides a holistic view of the company and aids in building and maintaining a strong and relevant patent portfolio.