Managing IP published an article, “AIPLA 2021: Circuit judge and counsel share career advice,” that highlights a recent panel from the AIPLA 2021 Annual Meeting that included partner and deputy chair of the intellectual property practice group Bob Stoll.
Stoll and the other panelists shared career advice with attendees. Stoll emphasized the importance of simply being nice to everyone. “You need to be nice to everyone – I really cannot say that enough,” Stoll shared. “It’s extremely important because you never know who is going to be supporting you for what.”
“It helped me get to the top floor of the USPTO when I worked there, where I was chief of staff. From there, I met even more people who were running the agency. I was then moved over to handle the office of legislation and international affairs,” he added.