“An Insider’s View to the Implementation of the America Invents Act and to Practicing before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office,” a JPS Event
Robert L. Stoll
This installment of the Joseph Priestley Society (JPS) lecture series will include a keynote address by Robert L. Stoll, partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Intellectual Property Practice Group, and former commissioner for patents, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Join us at CHF—or online, through a live webcast.
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About the Event
This event is presented as part of CHF’s Joseph Priestley Society (JPS) series, exploring topics in science, technology, and industry through professional networking receptions and lectures by industry leaders.
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Thursday, February 14, 2013
|11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
About the Keynote
As someone familiar with the inner workings of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), from a career spanning almost 30 years, Stoll had a unique vantage point to learn the complexities of the America Invents Act. Ending his government service as the commissioner for patents just a few months ago, he is able to teach practitioners how patentees can better protect their valuable patents and how challengers can advantage their positions in contesting competitors’ patents. He will provide insights about what factors to evaluate when deciding whether to use the new “inter partes review” procedures and the “post-grant review” procedures or to go to the courts instead. He will also talk about the tactics that would provide the best outcomes in both procedures. Stoll will detail how the new supplemental examination procedures will function, and he will talk about the changes to inequitable conduct in the United States. Stoll will also provide insight relating to some recent case-law decisions and tips about how to improve your chances of getting a good patent from the USPTO.
Robert L. Stoll is a partner on the patent team at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. As the former USPTO commissioner for patents, Stoll was instrumental in the passage of landmark patent legislation, the America Invents Act, and was lauded for his efforts to reduce patent pendency and improve patent quality. He has spent his career improving the intellectual property system and educating the public, applicants, corporations, and foreign governments on the criticality of intellectual property to economic growth and job creation.
The 2012 recipient of Managing Intellectual Property magazine’s lifetime achievement in intellectual property award, Stoll has a deep understanding of domestic and foreign intellectual property law. He was instrumental in the development and analysis of legislation concerning all areas of intellectual property and was one of the country’s leaders in establishing the U.S. government’s positions on international issues related to intellectual property.
Stoll holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Maryland and earned his law degree from Catholic University while working at the USPTO.