Robert E. Atkinson
Founder, President, CEO
Bob has 25 years of experience in the medical device industry, including positions as Founder, Director, Executive, Corporate and Private Patent Counsel, and Research and Development Engineer. Bob is the Co-Founder, President and CEO of Prospex Medical (Twin Cities, MN), a medical device incubator with a history of successful spin-outs including BridgePoint Medical, Apnex Medical, ClarVista Medical and OcuTherix. He also co-founded Aetherworks I & II, Stroke Partnership and SpinaLabs. Bob has served as private patent counsel for a variety of medical device clients, large and small, and has served as corporate patent counsel for Boston Scientific. Prior to his legal and entrepreneurial pursuits, he was a research and development engineer at SCIMED. He is an inventor on more than 30 issued U.S. patents. He has a Bachelor of Science degree (with honors) in mechanical engineering, and a Juris Doctorate degree (cum laude) focusing on intellectual property.