About Robert Osann and Osann IP Consulting:

Bob Osann is an Intellectual Property consultant, inventor, and veteran of five venture-backed startups.  He was the founding CEO at two VC-funded startups and a co-founder at three others.  With equal experience in both engineering and marketing, he is also an inventor with 68 US Patents issued and 4 British Patents issued, where he wrote and prosecuted 41 of those cases pro se.  Bob has been an expert witness for AMD in 4 patent litigation cases, and routinely performs litigation research for clients including infringement and validity analysis as well as patent portfolio due diligence analysis. Except when related to IP he  has sold or licensed, Bob performs consulting services through Nif/T, LLC, an IP consulting firm located in Los Gatos, CA.

As an independent inventor, since 2007, he has sold 8 US patents and 10 pending applications in five transactions to four different buyers, including two smartphone patents, four semiconductor patents, and two smart-home patents.

For information on Bob’s patents available or sale or license, please visit

Since 2008, Bob has focused his inventions on areas that benefit mankind. These include the following available patents:

Reduced Texting While Driving – 8 patents – see:

Secure Entrance to Block Weapons – 9 patents – see:

Earthquake Cell Phone – Locate people buried in rubble – US Pat No 10,070,249

Multi-mode Weapon – Fewer killings of unarmed persons – US Pat No 9,921,018

View Patents and Applications online for Robert Osann Jr.

To view Bob’s issued patents at the USPTO, please click here.

To view Bob’s applications at the USPTO, please click here.

To view Bob’s British patents and pending applications at the UK IPO, please click one of the choices below:

  • GB2476543A  – Preventing drivers of vehicle from sending text messages
  • GB2474205B – High traffic flow robotic entrance portal for secure access
  • GB1212108.3  – Synchronized robotic baggage portal for secure access