Drinker Biddle Snatches Up Ex-USPTO Patent Commissioner

Law360, New York (January 12, 2012, 3:34 PM EST) -- Robert L. Stoll, who retired as the commissioner for patents at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Dec. 31, has joined Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP as a partner in its Washington office, the firm said Thursday.

Stoll announced in November that he was retiring after a 29-year career at the USPTO, including serving as commissioner for patents for over two years.

Drinker Biddle said the firm would benefit from Stoll's experience leading the USPTO's support for the America Invents Act and implementing its provisions...
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