Howrey Simon Arnold & White
Intellectual Property Practice Group
Q. Todd Dickinson has over twenty-five years of experience in intellectual property law and public policy, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Before joining Howrey Simon Arnold & White, he was Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). There he was principal policy advisor to the President on all intellectual property matters and represented the U.S. government internationally in IP negotiations.
Mr. Dickinson has written and spoken extensively on intellectual property issues, especially those affecting emerging technologies such as genomics. Most recently he spoke at the Woodrow Wilson International Institute for Scholars on "The Genetic Age: Who Owns the Genome." He has testified before Congress concerning the patenting of and access to genomic and stem cell technologies, and before the National Academy of Sciences on the economic and research impact of intellectual property policies.
As a member of the American Bar Association and its Intellectual Property Law Section, Mr. Dickinson co-chairs the Patent System Policy Planning Committee and is the ABA's Delegate to the World Intellectual Property Organization. He also is a board member of the Licensing Executive Society Foundation. He has taught or lectured at various universities, including Stanford, Yale, Berkeley, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Georgetown, Texas, Wisconsin, and Tokyo University.
He earned a B.S. degree in chemistry from Allegheny College and his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.