Bruce J. Wolstoncroft, Esq.


Bruce J. Wolstoncroft, Esq. is an experienced intellectual property attorney with over 30 years of corporate and law firm experience. He focuses his practice on all aspects of intellectual property including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights. He negotiates and drafts all types of intellectual property agreements including joint development agreements, license agreements, settlement agreements, dispute resolution agreements, and co-existence agreements. He counsels clients on cost effective measures to obtain, protect, and enforce their intellectual property. In addition, he advises on internet issues relating to data collection, privacy, terms of use, and domain name disputes.

Prior to joining Saxton & Stump, Bruce served 10 years as a member and co-manager of the Intellectual Property and Patent Group at McNees Wallace & Nurick. Bruce was also a partner and Chair of the Intellectual Property and Technology Law Group at Barley, Snyder, Senft & Cohen, where he participated in the creation and growth of the group. Bruce also gained extensive experience at two Fortune 500 companies. He was General Intellectual Property Counsel at Armstrong World Industries where he managed the Intellectual Property Department and the global intellectual property portfolio. He also served as the Director of Patents for AMP Incorporated.

Bruce is a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. He is a member of many professional associations, including the American, Pennsylvania, and Lancaster Bar Associations and the American Intellectual Property Law Association.


University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 1985

Carnegie-Mellon University, B.S., Civil Engineering; Engineering and Public Policy, 1982




U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


American Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Lancaster Bar Association, Past President

American Intellectual Property Law Association


Intellectual Property Management, Warehaus Speaker Series, June 19, 2020

The Basics of Intellectual Property, Ben Franklin Technology Partners TechCelerator Program, October 2018

Relevant Experience

Developed tailored intellectual property strategies for different companies and business units to cost effectively support business objectives and goals

Counsel entrepreneurs and start-ups regarding strategic and cost-effective Intellectual Property strategies to enhance value

Developed intellectual property licensing program for international corporation

Negotiated license and commercial agreements to support product sales of over 100 million dollars per year in revenue

Drafted Intellectual Property Policies for companies of different sizes and colleges

Developed and implemented strategic and cost-effective trademark program for an international corporation to maintain and enhance brand awareness worldwide

Managed worldwide patent portfolio of international corporation

Worked with in-house personnel to develop and implement a cost-effective copyright registration program

Performed due diligence on Intellectual Property portfolio for sale of a major division of an international corporation

Drafted and prosecuted in excess of 500 U.S. patent applications

Drafted patent which survived litigation challenges and recovered over 50 million dollars in licensing revenue

Managed patent portfolio with annual spend of over 9 million dollars per year

Oversaw the filing of over 350 US patents per year for an international corporation

Developed intellectual property policies for various health care providers

Drafted patent applications and agreements relating to medical devices and software/processes for the health care industry

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