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Anthony Rotolo

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.

Litigation: Another substantial portion of Anthony's practice includes advising clients on post-grant proceedings including Inter Partes Review (IPR) and post-grant review before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Anthony also has experience with Section 337 investigations before the US International Trade Commission.

Prior to joining the firm, Anthony was a patent examiner at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). 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 USPTO, 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.

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