Bob Fish is an intellectual property attorney working in Irvine, California. He has a keen eye for the many absurdities that abound in the practice of law, and has been bringing those to life for several years in a comic strip published in one of the leading industry journals, IP Today™. In this first published collection, Bob makes fun of everyone in the field, from inventors to patent examiners, and attorneys to family members. Those who know Bob personally, or have visited Fish IP Law™ will immediately appreciate his insightful depiction of his office mates and family.

With more than 20 years of practice, Bob’s creativity extends far beyond comics, and includes his two books, Cost-Effective Patenting and Strategic Patenting, as well as the Patent Beast Rings of Fire™ board game, and even the FishArt™ wall hangings In his office.


The Patent Beast™ Comic Book series is a concept that started in 2006. The comic strips are inspired by real events, and finds inspiration from comical situations that arise in the office. The Patent Beast™ Comic Books poke fun at staff members, patent examiners, clients, and even the author himself. If you, or someone you know, works in a patent office, or in the field of intellectual property, this is the perfect book! You might also enjoy the Patent Beast Rings of Fire™ board game which, along with the books, can be obtained free-of-charge by emailing us at dwalston@fishiplaw.com.