Rodney Rothwell

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Rodney Rothwell is a partner in Kilpatrick Townsend’s Washington, D.C. office. Rodney focuses his practice on US and foreign patent preparation and prosecution; post grant proceedings both domestic and foreign; opinions concerning patentability, invalidity, non-infringement, prior user rights, and freedom to operate, IP due diligence, and IP portfolio strategy and management. He has represented clients in a wide range of technologies typically at the intersection of biology and software with a focus on artificial-intelligence and computational-biology technologies.


Posts by Rodney Rothwell


Should We Require Human Inventorship? Submit Your Amicus Brief by March

Patent systems around the globe offer a quid pro quo that exchanges limited monopolies for disclosures of inventions. Most patent filings list: (1) the inventor(s); and (2) the …

The Unpredictable Prospects of Patenting Cancer Innovation

Art Unit 1618 and 1621 are both identified as relating to “organic compounds – part of the class 532-570 series.” However, the patenting probability for cancer related applications is markedly …