Talented IP Litigator Joins Ulmer’s Nationally Recognized Intellectual Property Practice

November 11, 2020 – Building on the continued growth of its premier Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group, Ulmer & Berne LLP announced today the addition of IP litigator Paul J. Linden to the firm’s versatile team of business-minded IP attorneys. Joining Ulmer’s Cincinnati office, Linden brings a wealth of litigation experience and industry-specific knowledge to his clients’ critical IP disputes.

A registered patent attorney with a background in applied physics, Linden has extensive experience with federal court litigation involving patents, trademarks, and trade secrets. He represents clients in adversarial and post-grant proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as well as in actions at the U.S. International Trade Commission and the Federal Trade Commission. Linden’s technical background, broad experience in intellectual property, and practical approach to litigation allows him to understand his clients’ diverse needs and provide skilled counsel on matters involving a wide range of technologies. In addition to his substantial litigation experience, Linden prepares legal analyses and opinions on a broad range of intellectual property issues such as freedom to operate and patent validity.

Outside of his practice, Linden serves as Vice Chair of the Cincinnati Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Litigation Committee where he helps lead the city’s IP litigators in staying abreast of recent developments in intellectual property law. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Cincinnati College of Law where he guides students in learning how to recognize, protect, and enforce clients’ IP rights. He earned his undergraduate degree from Xavier University, his master’s degree in forensic psychology from the John Jay College of the City University of New York, and his J.D. from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University.

“Paul’s sophistication and extensive litigation and technical experience make him a valuable addition to our IP practice,” said Eric M. Robbins, Group Leader of Ulmer’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group. “His impressive track record and his ability to creatively achieve solutions for clients make him a natural fit at Ulmer. We’re very pleased to have him join our ranks as we continue to invest in talent that can help our clients move their businesses forward.”

Ulmer’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group, comprised of dedicated attorneys with strong scientific and technological backgrounds, provides a comprehensive range of IP services to clients across the country and around the world. From complex licensing and technology transactions to patent, trademark, and copyright prosecution and enforcement, the firm advises on IP development and protection strategies related to a broad range of products and technologies, including consumer goods, chemical products, electronic displays and instrumentation, wire and cable products, eyewear, and industrial equipment.

Ulmer remains committed to growing its robust IP practice with talented attorneys who can identify and execute IP strategies that will achieve clients’ complex commercial objectives. With Linden, Ulmer has added five IP attorneys to its roster in the second half of this year, including Brian E. Turung and Rita Kline in Cleveland, Courtney J. Miller in Columbus, and Douglas A. Gastright in Cincinnati.