During his long career in intellectual property, Q. Todd Dickinson has worked in-house as head of intellectual property at General Electric and in private practice as co-chair of the Howrey IP practice group. He also held office in the U.S. government as undersecretary of commerce for intellectual property and director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office during the Clinton presidency. In 2014 Mr. Dickinson stepped down as executive director of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, a role in which he continued to be a driving influence in U.S. IP policy making.
Mr. Dickinson is a senior partner at Polsinelli where he chairs the IP public policy group. He is a 2012 inductee of the IAM IP Hall of Fame.
Mr. Mutschelknaus is a director in the electronics group, where he prosecutes post-issuance proceedings and patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He also assists with district court litigation and licensing issues.
Mr. Mutschelknaus has extensive experience before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), challenging and defending issued patents. In particular, he handles post-grant review, inter partes review, and covered business method review proceedings under the America Invents Act, representing both petitioners and patent owners. In addition, he has handled reexamination proceedings, winning several high-stakes appeals before the PTAB. To these cases, Mr. Mutschelknaus brings his ability to clearly explain the relevant technology in the light most favorable to his clients.
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