Anthony Rotolo is an associate at the firm’s Pittsburgh office. He is a member of the IP Procurement and Portfolio Management practice group. Anthony focuses his practice on intellectual property law, primarily in the preparation, prosecution, and litigation of high technology patents, trademarks, and copyrights.
Patent Procurement: Anthony’s practice involves the preparation and prosecution of patent applications for numerous technologies, including computer and telecommunication networks and equipment, AI and deep learning inventions, medical equipment, integrated circuits, software, robotics, fiber optics, nuclear fuel systems, and many others.
USPTO Litigation: Another substantial portion of Anthony’s practice involves administrative litigation before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including Inter Partes Review (IPR) and reexamination proceedings.
Prior to joining the firm, Anthony was a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. There he examined patent applications in the computer networking technology center (TC2400) and evaluated applications for subject matter eligibility under § 101 and in view of Alice/Mayo guidance. He also performed Graham v. Deere analysis for obviousness rejections in view of KSR flexible application approach.
Prior to working at the Patent Office, Anthony worked as a management consultant for clients including the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). During this time, he developed energy efficiency rules and standards for power electronics and computer networking equipment for the Federal Register (CFR). He also performed laboratory testing and evaluation for test procedure development.