Robert Stoll

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Robert L. Stoll has more than 30 years of experience in intellectual property prosecution and a thorough understanding of both foreign and domestic intellectual property laws thanks to his prior experience with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

He is co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. Bob retired from the USPTO as Commissioner for Patents at the end of 2011 after a distinguished 34-year government career.

He was instrumental in the passage of landmark patent legislation, the America Invents Act, and lauded for his efforts to reduce patent pendency and improve patent quality. Having risen from the rank of examiner to lead the 8,000-employee organization, Bob has spent his career improving the intellectual property system.

He focused on educating the public, applicants, corporations and foreign governments on the critical role intellectual property has in economic growth and job creation and stressed the importance of a comprehensive understanding of the complex intellectual property laws to best use the system to protect an invention.

Having led the PTO’s legislative efforts, the international group, the training academy and the enforcement initiative, Bob has a deep understanding of domestic and foreign intellectual property law. He developed and delivered programs worldwide to educate foreign officials and the public.

Bob 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.

He also helped develop and plan USPTO strategic goals, objectives and priorities, and served as a liaison with patent and trademark bar groups and academic and scientific communities.

Experience :

Bob manages patent prosecution for several multi-national corporations and troubleshoots particularly difficult applications himself. He conducts portfolio analysis and provides opinion work. Bob advises on post grant procedures before the USPTO and engages in policy work on patent issues. Bob regularly testifies as an expert on patent practice and represents other attorneys and firms before the Office of Enrollment and Discipline at the USPTO.

Education :

  • The Catholic University of America, J.D.
  • University of Maryland, B.S., Chemical Engineering

Bar Admissions :

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


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