Q. Todd Dickinson Esq.

Novak Druce Connolly Bove & Quigg

Q. Todd Dickinson is a Partner at Novak Druce Connolly Bove & Quigg LLP, and chairs the firm's Client Select Strategic Services Group. He was the Executive Director of the American Intellectual Property Law Association from 2008-14, and has more than 25 years of experience in all aspects of intellectual property law and public policy, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Mr. Dickinson previously served as Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) during the Clinton Administration. At the USPTO, Mr. Dickinson was principal policy advisor to the President on all intellectual property matters. Moreover, he was responsible for all international intellectual property policy issues on behalf of the U.S. government.

Mr. Dickinson also served as Chief IP Counsel for GE and Sun Company, Inc., a Partner at Howrey Simon Arnold & White and Counsel with Dechert, Price & Rhoads.

Mr. Dickinson has written extensively on subjects from e-commerce and IP enforcement in a knowledge-based economy to genomic patents. He has taught courses at the George Washington University, Georgetown University, George Mason University, University of Pittsburgh, and Tokyo University.

Mr. Dickinson graduated from Allegheny College and the University of Pittsburgh Law School.