2007 Aug 11 – Bob

I appreciate the opportunity to get to say hello and read about a few old friends.  I remember almost all the names on the BOB list.

For those of you who do not know, I lost my eyesight in 1999 (blind) and after 2 operations I have become an attorney.  Thanks in part to Chuck, and a Navy WISO who recommended Law school after I lost my sight, I was able to obtain this rehabilitation.

I am currently at the University of Houston Law Center working toward 2 Masters of Law degrees (Health Law; & Intellectual Property and Information Law [IPIL]).  Most places just state IP.  That covers copyright, patents, trademarks and trade secrets.  Graduation and employment will complete my rehabilitation program.

 I just had my first issue reach the Board of Veterans Appeal and in turn be presented to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veteran Claims.  The Judge commented very favorably on my submission to the Court and chastised the VA for their frivolous claim.  I think this is a good start.

 To be clear, I am leading the life of a student so I really do not want anyone to think I have accomplished anything yet.  I hope in the future to work as a Patent attorney and help veterans with claims and promotion appeals.

I hope everyone is well, thank you for listening and allowing me to say hello. 


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