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Robert Eugene Muir

Robert Eugene Muir, American lawyer. Bar: Indiana 1964, Illinois 1964, (United States Patent Office) 1965, (can. patent office) 1975.


  • Muir, Robert Eugene was born on August 22, 1934 in Olean, New York, United States. Son of Hiram Abraham and Estelle Christine (Roscoe) Muir.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Valparaiso University, 1955. Juris Doctor, Indiana University, 1964.


    • Engineer Indiana Highway Commission, Indianapolis, 1955—1964. Associate McCanna, Morsbach & Pillote, Rockford, 1964—1968. Partner Morsbach, Pillote & Muir, 1968—1974.

      Senior patent attorney Caterpillar Tractor Company, Peoria, Illinois, 1974—1986. Assistant manager patent department Caterpillar Inc., 1986—1994, General Patent Council, Caterpillar Inc, 1994—1997. Partner Husch and Eppenberger, Peoria, since 1997.

      United States delegate to transfer of technology discussions United Nations Conference on Trade and Development/Center for Applied Studies in International Negotiations, Geneva, 1983. Advisor State Department, 1981—1989. Advisory Commerce Department, 1982.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Indiana 1964, Illinois 1964, (United States Patent Office) 1965, (can. patent office) 1975.


    President Peoria Civic Ballet Company, 1977—1979. Treasurer Local Boy Scouts American, 1981—1982. Member Intellectual Property Task Force, United States-Korea Business Council, 1989—1992.

    Director Intellectual Property Owners, Washington, 1994—1997. President Concordia Lutheran Church, Rockford, 1971—1972. Vice chairman City County Planning Commission, 1973—1974.

    Member of National Association Manufacturers (member 1985-1994, chairman intellectual property task force 1989-1992), International Intellectual Property Law Association, Illinois Bar Association, Peoria County Bar Association, Pi Kappa Alpha.


    • Married Gail Charlene Hendrickson, August 31, 1957. Children: Linda Sue, Karen Lee, Christine Marie Weeks, Nancy Anne Penk, Steven Martin, Brian Robert.
    • father: Hiram Abraham Muir
    • mother: Estelle Christine (Roscoe) Muir
    • spouse: Gail Charlene Hendrickson
    • children: Linda Sue Muir
    • Karen Lee Muir
    • Christine Marie Weeks Muir
    • Nancy Anne Penk Muir
    • Steven Martin Muir
    • Brian Robert Muir
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    Born August 22, 1934