Insights: News Releases Kilpatrick Townsend’s Rodney Rothwell Named Chair of the USPTO Pro Bono Committee

WASHINGTON, DC (August 2) – Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today that attorney Rodney Rothwell was recently named Chair of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Pro Bono Committee of the Federal Circuit Bar Association.

The PTO Pro Bono Committee establishes and maintains relations with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, The America Invents Act (AIA) Pro Bono Task Force, and its successors. The Committee also serves as the national clearinghouse for the patent pro bono program established under the America Invents Act, and as the regional program facilitator for the Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia region, provides information to the Association's community regarding these pro bono opportunities, and recruits volunteers to screen applicants for eligibility to participate in the program - serving as the pro bono counsel to such applicants.

For more information on The USPTO Pro Bono Committee, please click here.

Mr. Rothwell is a registered patent attorney who focuses on U.S. and foreign patent preparation and prosecution, post grant proceedings, client counseling, acquisition due diligence, and portfolio strategy and management. He has represented clients in a wide range of technologies with a focus on medical devices; biotechnology; nanotechnology; integrated circuit design and manufacture; networking and data protocols; software; cloud computing; security-related technologies; autonomous vehicle control systems; energy storage systems; navigation systems; vehicle breaking, engine, and exhaust technologies; consumer electronic devices and applications; and consumer electronic devices and applications. Mr. Rothwell also has experience preparing patentability, invalidity, prior-user rights, non-infringement, and freedom-to-operate opinions.

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