Ulmer & Berne LLP announces the addition of seasoned intellectual property attorney Paul M. Ulrich as a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property (IP) & Technology practice. The practice has grown significantly throughout 2014, adding eight new members since January. Mr. Ulrich joins Ulmer & Berne’s Cincinnati office from Dinsmore & Strohl LLP where he was a partner.
Mr. Ulrich’s engineering background and experience in hands-on operations management for a large utility company enable 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. He is experienced in managing large global patent and trademark portfolios and developing innovative intellectual property strategies for his clients.
“Paul is an outstanding attorney whose mix of private practice and in-house experience at The Procter & Gamble Company enables him to view legal and business challenges from multiple perspectives, thereby informing well-rounded counsel and advice to his clients,” said Eric M. Robbins, chair of the firm’s IP & Technology Practice Group. “As our practice continues to grow, we believe that the diversity of our attorneys’ experiences, along with first-rate legal skill and a commitment to providing the highest levels of client service will provide maximum value to our clients. This allows Ulmer & Berne to serve as the go-to law firm for their IP and technology-related legal needs.”
Mr. Ulrich’s experience is concentrated in mechanical, electro-mechanical, and light-chemical technologies and innovations. He has extensive experience with consumer products and related packaging technologies; 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.
Mr. Ulrich is among the faculty at The Patent Resources Group and teaches the advanced class, “Crafting and Drafting: Winning Patents.” Also, he is a frequent speaker on the topics of preparation and prosecution and design patents. Mr. Ulrich earned his J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law and his B.S., Mechanical Engineering, from the University of Cincinnati.