Taft attorney Lindsey Rothrock was quoted in the article “Innovation needed to bridge patent diversity gap, attorneys say,” which was published in the Indiana Lawyer on April 14. The article discusses the lack of diversity among patent holders and the Inventor Diversity for Economic Advancement Act of 2021 (IDEA Act). The IDEA Act, a bill introduced to the U.S. Senate in March 2021, would require the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to collect demographic information on each inventor listed on a patent application. Read the article here (subscription required).
Rothrock is of counsel in Taft’s Intellectual Property practice group. She assists clients in protecting their brands, creative works, and proprietary information, as well as provides guidance to clients regarding brand development, clearance, registration, and maintenance for national and international portfolios. Rothrock also regularly advises and assists clients regarding trademark and copyright infringement and enforcement issues, including preparing and responding to cease and desist letters, representing and defending clients before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and negotiating consent-to-use and co-existence agreements.