Contact Information

  • Company: Hoekstra Design Group. LLC
  • Phone: 407-913-4800
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Products Liability and Intellectual Property

Specialty Focus: Patents,Patent Infringement,Automation Safety,Design Defects,Design,Design Flaws/Defects/Failures,Manufacturing,Safety,Trade Secrets,Product Defects,Product Design,Product Liability

Education: Ph.D. Engineering, Univ. of Cincinnati; M.Des., Univ. of Cincinnati; B.A., Calvin College

Years in Practice: 20 yr

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 10+


Additional Information

Dr. Hoekstra has broad expertise in intellectual property,including patent infringement, trade secrets and trade dress. He also has substantial expertise in product design, product liability and safety from the perspective of consumer products, commercial products and system design. He has over 30 years' experience in manufacturing, design and engineering, for multiple enterprises including as a NASCAR engine researcher and designer with Penske Racing. Bob is a published author of a robotics text and appears in numerous journals and conference papers that include automation systems, alternative fuels and automotive engine design. He has a Master's Degree in Design and a PhD in engineering with course work that spanned product design, safety, industrial systems design, robotics, kinematics and mechanical engineering. He is the holder of six US patents that include alternative automotive fuels and furniture design. He is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems.