Robert Stoll is Co-Chair of Drinker Biddle’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. Bob retired from the USPTO as Commissioner for Patents at the end of 2011 after a distinguished 34-year government career. Bob was instrumental in the passage of landmark patent legislation, the America Invents Act and lauded for his efforts to reduce patent pendency and improve patent quality. Having risen from the rank of examiner to lead the 8,000-employee organization, Bob has spent his career working to improve the intellectual property system. Today Bob advises clients on post-grant procedures before the USPTO and engages in policy work on patent issues. Bob regularly testifies as an expert on patent practice matters and represents other attorneys and firms before the Office of Enrollment and Discipline at the USPTO.