Justin Paul is an Intellectual Property associate in Mayer Brown's Chicago office. Justin has experience in a broad spectrum of intellectual property litigation and transactional matters including patent and trademark litigation, prosecution, due diligence, counseling, enforcement, licensing, and mergers and acquisitions.
Justin's patent experience includes litigating patents in federal courts, drafting petitions for inter partes review before the United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board, reexamination proceedings before the USPTO, conducting due diligence reviews, patent prosecution, and counseling clients on patent validity and infringement. He has represented a diverse array of clients in both utility patent and design patent matters in fields such as pharmaceuticals, nutrition products, medical devices, consumer goods, apparel, mobile device applications and automotive products.
Justin's experience in trademark and trade dress matters includes preparing, prosecuting and maintaining domestic and foreign trademark applications and registrations; providing trademark and trade dress clearance opinions; and trademark enforcement. Justin has been involved in multiple opposition proceedings before the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and has litigated Lanham Act and state unfair competition claims in federal court.
Justin's litigation experience includes arguing dispositive and non-dispositive motions, motion practice during all phases of litigation, trial preparation, expert discovery, written fact discovery and taking depositions.
Justin is also experienced in transactional matters including licensing, mergers and acquisitions. Justin has represented both buyers and sellers in transactions involving intellectual property and has negotiated and drafted license agreements, assignments, and the IP aspects of purchase agreements and other deal-related documents.
Prior to attending law school, Justin worked in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries, holding several engineering and engineering management positions. Justin’s experience included designing a manufacturing process for a patented breast cancer treatment, validating processes/products per FDA regulations and optimizing manufacturing processes for pharmaceuticals and agricultural chemicals.