ACPC Mourns the Loss of Q. Todd Dickinson
Dear ACPC Members,
It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that I share the news that Q. Todd Dickinson, a beloved Member Emeritus of ACPC, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 4th, at the age of 67.
Todd was a true giant in the intellectual property law field. In addition to his years in private practice, most recently as a partner with Polsinelli, Todd served as Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office under President Bill Clinton, and Executive Director of the American Intellectual Property Law Association. In 2012, Todd was inducted into the IP Hall of Fame.
Todd was a phenomenal supporter of ACPC for many years. He was a regular attendee and frequent speaker at our meetings, most recently in Austin in January. Todd was a strong contributor to our programming as a member of the Program Committee and a generous sponsor for ACPC meetings. He was also a friend, mentor and colleague to many and will be dearly missed.
Please join me in extending condolences to his husband Robert, his loved ones and many friends in the IP community.