IP Partners PC
Bridging Innovation and Protection


Passion. Intuition. Diligence.


IP Partners was founded in 2017 with an intense desire to assist the burgeoning start-up community in Greater Saint Louis. Situated in the heart of the innovative district at the CIC@CET, we assist clients with all aspects of intellectual property, locally, through the United States, and abroad.  IP Partners focuses on patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyright, licensing, litigation, and entrepreneurial strategy.  We will guide you through every step of the process involved in ensuring that your unique innovations are adequately protected.  The law establishes tools to assist you through the applications for trademark, copyright, and patent law, at IP Partners we can use these tools to help you retain your IP-assets and prevent your knowledge from becoming an advantage to your competitors.  We can help you guard against brand confusion to allow your brand and products to grow profitably.  We will work with you to ensure that your brand and products are protected from duplication and illegal infringement.


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Bob Maher

Bob is a biologist with undergraduate and graduate training in endocrinology from Virginia Tech. Bob spent over 10 years in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries working with respiratory drugs, in-vitro diagnostics, and associated methods and instrumentation.  Earlier this decade, while working with business development on matters related to acquisition of new IP as well as protection of existing IP, Bob became very interested to pursue intellectual property law in a personal and intimate capacity.  Bob graduated from SLU Law in May 2016 and was sworn in to the Missouri Bar on September 30th, 2016.  

Activities & Affiliations

• Bar Association of Metro St. Louis, Member
• American Intellectual Property Law Assoc., Member
• The Federalist Society, Member
• International Trademark Assoc., Member
• The Federalist Society, Member


Missouri Bar
District of Columbia Bar
U.S. District Courts, Western District of MO
U.S. District Courts, Eastern District of MO
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


Juris Doctor (IP Concentration), 2016

Virginia Tech
Biology, 2000, 2003