Rodney Rothwell is a registered patent attorney who focuses on US and foreign patent preparation and prosecution, client counseling, and portfolio strategy and management. Mr. Rothwell has represented clients in a wide range of technologies with a focus on medical devices; biotechnology; nanotechnology; integrated circuit design and manufacture; networking and data protocols; software; cloud computing; security-related technologies; autonomous vehicle control systems; energy storage systems; navigation systems; and consumer electronic devices and applications

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Rothwell was an associate in both the McLean office of a Virginia IP boutique firm and the Alexandria office of a large Virginia IP boutique firm where his areas of practice included patent preparation and prosecution, client counseling, and opinions. Prior to launching his legal career, Mr. Rothwell worked as a Medical Technologist for Quest Diagnostics.

Professional & Community Activities

Federal Circuit Bar Association, Member (2015-present)

Manager of USPTO Pro Bono program in the DC Office (2015-present)

Widener University Law Review, member (2002-2004)


  • Widener University School of Law, J.D. (2004)
  • Drexel University, B.S., Medical Technology (1998)
  • George Mason University, Electrical Engineering (2011)

Bar Admissions

  • Not licensed in District of Columbia – practices solely before the USPTO
  • Pennsylvania (2004)


  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2007)

Who We Are

What fully engaged means to me:

Fully engaged means having a healthy fear of letting down a client, which drives me to be at my very best each day.

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Rodney H. Rothwell

Experience Highlights

Intellectual property counseling for Abbott Point of Care
Providing patent procurement and counseling services to Abbott Point of Care, an industry leader in point of care medical diagnostic testing. Abbott more
Acquisition for a large international concessions and construction company
Representing a large international concessions and construction company in an acquisition of a partial interest in a software company owning rights more
Inter partes review relating to acetic acid production
Representing a Fortune 500 more