April 12, 2018

Bob Stoll Quoted in Law360 Regarding Andrei Iancu’s Plans to Support the Patent System

Bob Stoll, partner and co-chair of the intellectual property group in Washington, D.C., was quoted in the Law360 article “USPTO Chief’s Call For New Path On Patents Draws Cheers.” The article discusses U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director Andrei Iancu’s keynote address at a recent U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Innovation Policy Center and American Intellectual Property Law Association program entitled “Investing in American Innovation: Is the U.S. Patent Environment Promoting or Limiting Investment?” During the keynote address, Iancu decried what he called “a yearslong onslaught” against the patent system in the form of judicial decisions, new laws and negative rhetoric, and outlined changes he aims to make at the office to push back.

After attending the morning keynote, Bob said, “It was an outstanding speech and I am confident that he is looking to support a strong patent system.” When speaking with Law360, he added that the changes Iancu can make include improving the workings of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, providing more guidance to examiners about patent eligibility, and improving the quality of issued patents.

Read “USPTO Chief's Call For New Path On Patents Draws Cheers.”

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