Robert L. Stoll

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Robert is a partner on the Patent team at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP and Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Group. In October of 2013, he was appointed by Chief Judge Rader to a three-year term on the CAFC Advisory Council, and in 2016 reappointed for another three-year term by Chief Judge Sharon Prost. As the former USPTO Commissioner for Patents, he was instrumental in the passage of landmark patent legislation and the America Invents Act. In 2012, he was recipient of Managing Intellectual Property magazine’s lifetime achievement in intellectual property award. Robert was instrumental in the development and analysis of legislation concerning all areas of intellectual property. He earned his J.D. in 1985 from the Catholic University of America, and his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering in 1979 from the University of Maryland.