Rod Fuller



Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Opinions, Licensing, Litigation Consulting

Rod has extensive experience representing companies in all areas of patent law, including patent procurement and portfolio management; patent opinion, licensing, and agreement work; patent litigation; and appeals before the USPTO Board of Appeals. He handles IP issues attendant to mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, collaborations, and market entry strategies.


Rod has prosecuted patent applications in a wide range of technical fields, with an emphasis on:

  • Life Sciences and Pharmaceuticals: therapeutic antibodies, recombinant fibrinogen, chimeric products and modeling systems, splice variants, RNAi silencing molecules, stem cell and gene therapies, growth factors, biologic and small molecule therapeutics, diagnostic products and kits, drug delivery systems, nutritional compositions, feed supplements, transgenic crops and animals, cell specific gene delivery (e.g., AAV, stinging capsule, agrobacterium), apomictic plants, new cultivars, food manufacturing processes, confectionery products, drought tolerant crops and systems, proton pump inhibitors, anti-venom products, cosmetic compositions, anti-psychotics immunomodulators, and methods of treatment for various diseases and conditions (e.g., diabetes, stroke, platelet disorders, cancer, neuronal cell damage, high blood pressure, diabetic ulcers, gastric acid, rheumatoid arthritis Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, lupus, traumatic brain injury, inflammatory related diseases, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, diabetes type I and II, Alzheimer’s, etc.).
  • Medical and Orthopedic Devices: Stents, embolic filters, catheters, medical diagnostic products, vessel harvesting devices, therapeutic focused energy delivery devices, surgical filters and drains, medical monitor devices, medicament dispensers, breath test devices, neuromuscular training devices, back and shoulder braces, and proprioceptive support devices.
  • Renewable Energies: Bio-diesel and ethanol production, landfill and waste renewable energy systems, and solar energy innovations.
  • General Mechanical: Wheelchair accessible vehicles and lifts; waste removal devices and vehicles; drip emitter systems, jewelry, solar panel support systems, unmanned aerial vehicle systems, irrigation systems, fashion and clothing accessories.
  • Improving cotton embryo culture by simulating in ovulo nutrient and hormone levels
    In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology – Plant, Online First
    February 27, 2011
  • Nutrient and Hormone Levels in Douglas-Fir Corrosion Cavities, Megagametophytes, and Embryos During Embryony
    Can. J. For. Res./Rev. Can. Rech. For. 35(10): 2447-2456
  • Technology Barriers, 21st Century IP Basics
    Arizona Attorney
    January 2008
  • Nutrient and hormone levels in cotton ovules during embryony
    Springer Science
  • The Importance of Intellectual Property in Advancing Science
    ASU Law School
    February 2009

Rod was an equity partner at Fennemore Craig in Phoenix, Az. Prior to moving to Arizona he worked at Winston & Strawn LLP and Pennie & Edmonds LLP in New York City and Washington, D.C. handling all aspects of intellectual property protection.

  • State of Arizona
  • State of New York
  • State of Texas
  • District of Columbia
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Brigham Young University – J. Reuben Clark Law School
    J.D., Law
  • Utah State University
    MS, Plant Science – Biotechnology
  • Utah State University
    BS, Plant Science (Biotechnology/Research)


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