Buddy Toliver

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Buddy manages a portion of Cisco’s worldwide patent litigation docket and works closely with Cisco’s Intellectual Property Group to support Cisco’s licensing and IP strategy efforts. He has been actively involved in helping to shape best practices under the AIA PTAB proceedings including through participation in the first Patent Quality Summit and providing comments in response to the PTO’s RFC on Trial Proceedings Under the AIA. His undergraduate degree is in applied physics and he is a registered patent agent. In addition to his patent law activities, Buddy actively supports pro-bono and charitable organizations including through service as the vice-chair of the board of directors for the Partnership Against Domestic Violence.