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Robert J. Sinnema

Robert J. Sinnema

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company
Vice President and Counsel, Intellectual Property
Stratford, CT, USA

Bob is the Intellectual Property Counsel, for Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company.  In this role, he leads a team of IP professionals and is responsible for overseeing intellectual property activities across the company.  This includes advising management about IP protection and risk mitigation, supervising preparation and filing of U.S. and foreign patent applications and negotiating contracts involving significant intellectual property rights.

Bob joined Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation in 2014.  Prior to that, he was with a variety of United Technologies Corporation businesses, beginning as Assistant IP Counsel for Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation, then as Deputy IP Counsel for UTC Building and Industrial Systems.  Before joining UTC, Bob was an associate with the law firm Bond, Schoeneck & King, where he advised and represented clients on a variety of IP matters. Bob also served in the United States Army as an infantry officer. Bob holds a Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy, a Master of Arts in Military History from the University of Calgary, and a Law Degree from Syracuse University College of Law.


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