Louis Troilo

Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP

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Washington 20268 DC US

Louis M. Troilo provides a full range of counseling services to a broad range of clients. He represents Fortune 100 companies to startups and universities looking for assistance in patent procurement, portfolio analysis, opinion drafting, and intellectual property licensing. For companies seeking to develop a strategic IP position, he provides patent landscaping and due diligence analyses.

As a material scientist, Louis’s technical experience encompasses diverse technologies across many industries, including medical devices, advanced ceramics, metallurgy, innovative fabrics, composites, nanotechnology, 3D printing, additive manufacturing, and alternative energies, including organic solar cells, biofuels, and hydrogen chemistry. He has particular experience in inorganic catalyst and electronic materials, including semiconductors, superconducting, and lithium ion batteries.

Louis is a former U.S. patent examiner and a registered U.S. patent attorney with extensive experience working with foreign patent offices, including handling a variety of foreign appeals and oppositions in Europe, Japan and Korea.

He has argued numerous appeals at the European Patent Offices (EPOs) both at The Hague and in Munich, Germany. Louis is recognized as a leader in developing a strategic international IP portfolio, and has been invited to present talks on this topic to patent offices in Brazil, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Morocco.

Louis is a frequent lecturer on a variety of intellectual property topics. In the United States, he is a faculty member of the Patent Resource Group (PRG), where he regularly presents an advanced course on the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).

He has also presented an advance course on due diligence practice for PRG. Internationally, Louis is an active instructor for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) located in Geneva, Switzerland. In that capacity, Louis presents courses to international patent practitioners in developing countries on Patent Drafting, Procurement and Prosecution.

Louis was a guest lecturer at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he discussed intellectual property law as a means for advancing business goals. Recognizing that every intellectual property decision is a business decision, Louis applies strategic planning concepts to patenting decisions to help companies align their patent strategies with their business goals.

Louis represented pro bono a foster mother in a multi-party, contested adoption case in the D.C. Superior Court. He acted as lead counsel in a four-day trial, which involved termination of parental rights and the successful adoptions of nine children.

Education :

  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law J.D., 1998
  • Pennsylvania State University M.S., Material Science, 1991
  • Pennsylvania State University B.S., Material Science and Engineering, 1990

Admissions :

  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


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