A longtime leader of the patent bar, Gideon F. “Frank” Rothwell, IV, passed away on Christmas day near his home in Naples, FL. Frank was a graduate of the University of Missouri (1949) as well as GWU Law and is from a small town near Columbia, Missouri. One year out of law school, he co-founded what is now the Sughrue Mion firm. In 1981, he founded the Rothwell Figg. Frank was long a supporter of Patently-O, and we had a great conversation about Mizzou during a recent IPO meeting. His namesake (GFR I) was also a Mizzou graduate and a member of Congress.
Hal Wegner reports that GWU will host a memorial ceremony at the Law School in the Faculty Conference Center. A reception will follow.