Paul’s engineering background and hands-on operations management for a large utility company allows him to provide immediate value to clients. His practice focuses on patent preparation and prosecution; patent infringement/litigation; market clearance; validity opinions; patentability studies; licensing; IP due diligence for M&A; and client counseling in intellectual property matters. Paul is experienced in managing large global patent and trademark portfolios for his clients.
Paul’s experience is concentrated in mechanical, electro-mechanical, light-chemical, business methods, Internet-related areas, and software innovations. He has extensive experience with consumer products and packaging technologies for consumer products; manufacturing and processing equipment; bio-medical devices; robotics; power generators such as wind and natural gas turbines; jet engine propulsion; water filtration; metal coating; coated cables; fiber optic cables and cabling systems; optical sensors; power distribution equipment; marketing databases; and a variety of technologies directed to plastic injection molding, printing, product displays, RFID, plasma treating, semiconductors, and telecommunications.
Paul also has represented clients in a variety of litigation and patent infringement matters, including a global entertainment company in an infringement case relating to an amusement park ride, in which he negotiated a seven-figure settlement for his client. In addition, Paul has experience handling reexamination proceedings, including a number of matters for a Fortune 10 company involving complex technology.
(B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1990)