Bruce J. Wolstoncroft is an experienced intellectual property attorney with more than 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.  

Mr. Wolstoncroft has worked with start-ups and international corporations to help develop appropriate intellectual property strategies and portfolios to benefit the organizations. A registered patent attorney, Mr. Wolstoncroft 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.  

Prior to joining Potomac Law, Mr. Wolstoncroft was a Partner and Chair of the Intellectual Property Group at Saxton & Stump and previously served in leadership and practice chair positions at two other law firms headquartered in Pennsylvania. He spent more than a decade at two Fortune 500 companies including General Intellectual Property Counsel at Armstrong World Industries where he managed the Intellectual Property Department and the global intellectual property portfolio and Director of Patents for AMP Incorporated (now a portion of TE Connectivity). As in-house counsel, Mr. Wolstoncroft was responsible for obtaining cost effective protection to meet the business needs of the organizations. 

Representative Experience

  • Developed tailored intellectual property strategies for public and private companies and their 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 an international corporation 
  • Negotiated license and commercial agreements to support product sales of over $100 million per year in revenue 
  • Drafted Intellectual Property Policies for companies of varied sizes and colleges 
  • Developed and implemented strategic and cost-effective trademark program for an international corporation to maintain and enhance brand awareness worldwide 
  • Worked with in-house legal team 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 a patent which survived litigation challenges and recovered over 50 million dollars in licensing revenue 
  • Managed patent portfolio with annual spend of over $9 million per year 
  • Oversaw the filing of over 350 US patents per year for an international corporation 


Publications and Speeches

  • Intellectual Property Management, Podcast, Warehaus Speaker Series, June 19, 2020  
  • Patents and Trade Secrets – Business Considerations and Realities, Presenter, PITTCON 2019, March 2019 
  • The Basics of Intellectual Property, Presenter, Ben Franklin Technology Partners TechCelerator Program, October 2018 
  • Anatomy of a License, Presenter, PBI Intellectual Property Institute, April 2010 

Civic Involvement

  • Demuth Foundation, Past President 
  • Lancaster Day Care Center, Past Board Member 
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Harrisburg, Past Board Member 

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association 
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association 
  • Lancaster Bar Association, Past President 
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) 
  • Licensing Executive Society (LES) 

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University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D. 

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

Previous Experience

Saxton and Stump, Partner and Chair of Intellectual Property Group 

Armstrong World Industries 

AMP Incorporated (now TE Connectivity)


  • Pennsylvania 
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania 
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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