Paul Davis

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Experience & Credentials
 

Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property
  • Patent Procurement
  • Technology Transfer & Licensing
  • Technology, Communications & Media
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 415.432.6115
Fax: 415-432-6001
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University San Jose State University, B.S., Chemistry, 1973
 
Law SchoolSanta Clara University, J.D., magna cum laude, 1976
 
Admitted1977, California; United States Patent and Trademark Office
 
Biography

Paul's practice in intellectual property focuses on providing strategic advice on building and defending patent portfolios; creating strategic defenses to patent portfolios; conducting due diligence investigations; drafting and negotiating licensing agreements, technology transfer agreements and non-disclosure and consulting agreements; and the management of large, complex patent portfolios.

Paul has worked with technology companies in the Silicon Valley area for more than 25 years. He has a wide experience with a variety of technologies that include: mobile payments; mobile applications; social networking; software, including enterprise software applications; program interfaces and services relative to the initial user of these interfaces and services; video conferencing; investment platforms; medical devices; electronics; semi-conductors; telecommunications; photonics; and networking technologies.

Before joining Mintz Levin, Paul practiced with another international law firm.

Newsroom

• Featured inMintz Levin Adds Goodwin IP Atty, WilmerHale Securities Pro,Law360 (05.02.2013)

• Mintz Levin Now Among Fastest Growing Law Firms in Bay Area, (05.02.2013)

• Featured inMintz Levin Strikes Again, Adds Veteran Patent Lawyer,Daily Journal (05.02.2013)

• Featured inMintz Takes IP Partner from Goodwin,The Recorder (05.02.2013)

Recognitions & Awards


• Top 25 IP Strategists,Daily Journal (2013)
• Fellowship at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (1971-1973)

Publications

Author,Forward -Publishing Patents: A Way to Tell Competitors 'Stay Out'?,JD Supra Business Advisor (03.14.2014)

• Author,Intellectual Property Projection for Electro-optics: Does It Hinder or Promote Technical Innovation?,SPIE (08.2012)

• Author,Applying Recent Case Law and Legislation to Business Method Patents,Chapter 3, Inside the Minds: Emerging Trends in Business Method Patents (2012)

• Author,Smart Grid and the Importance of Intellectual Property,Mondaq.com (07.2011)

• Author,New USPTO Guidelines and the Obviousness Standard for Patents: Strategies to Withstand Obviousness Rejections and Attacks on Patent Validity,Strafford Publishing seminar (01.2010)

Speaking Engagements

Speaker,The PTO and CAFC Perspective on Patent Law Sections 102 and 103, SPIE (2012)

• Speaker,Prior Art and Obviousness: Current Trends in Section 102 & 103, Practising Law Institute (07.2011)

• Speaker,Intellectual Property: Rights in the Intangible Assets Protected under IP Law, Stanford University (05.2011)

• Speaker,Obviousness Standard for Patents Approaches to Withstand USPTO Obviousness Rejections and Attacks on Patent Validity,Obviousness Standard for Patents, Practising Law Institute (2011)

• Speaker,Prior Art and Obviousness: Current Trends in Section 102 & 103, Practising Law Institute (09.2010)

• Speaker,Transportation Greening Advances, FountainBlue Clean Energy Entrepreneurs Forum (08.2010)

• Speaker,Advanced Patent Licensing 2009: What You Need to Know Before Licensing Your Patent, Strafford Publishing (01.2010)

• Speaker,New USPTO Guidelines and the Obviousness Standard for Patents, Strafford Publishing (01.2010)

• Speaker,Patenting Green Technologies, Strafford Publishing (01.2010)

• Speaker,IP in a Down Market: Monetizing Intellectual Property, BIOCOM Medical Device Companies: Opportunities in 2010 (10.2009)

 
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Office Information

Paul Davis

44 Montgomery Street, 36th Floor
San FranciscoCA 94104




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