Paul Davis


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Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property
  • Patent Procurement
  • Technology Transfer & Licensing
  • Post-Grant Proceedings
  • Technology
  • Communications & Media
Contact InfoTelephone: 415.432.6115
Fax: 415-432-6001
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

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.

Recognitions & Awards

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


•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, (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)


•Featured in Mintz 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 in Mintz Levin Strikes Again, Adds Veteran Patent Lawyer, Daily Journal (05.02.2013)
•Featured in Mintz Takes IP Partner from Goodwin, The Recorder (05.02.2013)

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Office Information

Paul Davis

44 Montgomery Street, 36th Floor
San FranciscoCA 94104


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