Washington, D.C., partner Bob Stoll was quoted in a recent IP Watchdog article, titled, “President Obama Poised to Nominate Phil Johnson PTO Director.” The article noted reports that Johnson is poised to become Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Currently, he is the Senior Vice-President for Intellectual Property Policy and Strategy at Johnson & Johnson.

“I have worked with Phil Johnson on many different patent proposals over the years and have always found him to be thoughtful in his analysis of issues and willing to look at many different solutions to a problem. Phil knows the patent system very well and is always seeking to improve it. He would be a great leader for the USPTO as he would need no ramp-up time and he would be able to reach reasonable compromises when others could not,” noted Bob.

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