Bruce H. Stoner, Jr.

Of Counsel

bstoner@gbpatent.com

Firm Practice Areas/Practice Groups

Interference and Derivation
USPTO Petitions, Appeals and Special Procedures
Post-Grant Patent Group

Experience

USPTO Patent Examiner – 1970-1983 (conveyors, vehicles, spacecraft)
USPTO Supervisory Patent Examiner – 1983-1986 (sheet feeders; automotive devices)
USPTO Administrative Patent Judge (Examiner-in-Chief) – 1986-1995
USPTO Vice Chief Administrative Patent Judge – 1995
USPTO Chief Administrative Patent Judge – 1995-2003
Patent Attorney – Greenblum and Bernstein, P.L.C. – 2003-Present

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Offices/Professional Activities

Vice Chair, Patent Law, U.S. Committee, Intellectual Property Owners Association (2004-2007)

Notable

Testifying expert witness re: USPTO practice and procedure in more than 15 litigations (2003-date).

As USPTO Chief Judge, presided over creation of Trial Section of the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences and initiation of associated rulemaking.

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Federal Circuit Bar Association
Intellectual Property Owners Association
Patent and Trademark Office Society


PTAB Bar Association

Representative Publications

Stoner, B., Fink. M., Bailey, N., (2009). “Re-examination Proceedings Post-KSR in the Generic Medicine Industry.” 7-1 Journal of Generic Medicines 92-101.

Stoner, B., Browning, J., (February 11, 2007). ”Deposition Do’s and Don’ts: The Patent Interference Bar Is Warned.” Patently-O Patent Law Blog.

Stoner, B., (2006). “Extrajudicial Statements: Back to the Future, Part 2011?” The Patent Lawyer, Vol. 3, No. 4, Winter 2006, p.3.

Stoner, B., (2006). “Extrajudicial Statements: A Modest Proposal: Repeal 35 U.S.C. § 135(b)(2).” The Patent Lawyer, Vol. 3, No. 2, Summer 2006, p.3.

Stoner, B., (2005). “Extrajudicial Statements: Giving Congress the News.” The Patent Lawyer, Vol. 2, No. 3, Winter 2005, p. 3.
Stoner, B., (2005). “Extrajudicial Statements: Being USPTO Director is a Tough Job.” The Patent Lawyer, Vol. 2, No. 1, Spring 2005, p. 3.

Stoner, B., (2004). “Extrajudicial Statements: Post Grant Opposition: A Gathering Storm.” The Patent Lawyer, Vol. 1, No. 2, October 2004, p. 3.

Stoner, B., (2004). “Extrajudicial Statements: Welcome: From Patent Judge to Private Practice.” The Patent Lawyer, Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring 2004, p. 23.

Morgan, P., Stoner, B., (June 2004). Reexamination vs litigation — making intelligent decisions in challenging patent validity. 86 J.P.T.O.S. 9, 441-463.

Education

The Pennsylvania State University, B.S. in Aerospace Engineering (1970)
American University Washington College of Law, J.D. (1984, cum laude)

Courts

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Bar Admissions

1984, Virginia
2003, USPTO