Paul F. McQuade focuses his practice on intellectual property law and government contracts, counseling both commercial and federal sector clients on improving their competitive position through intellectual property procurement and enforcement. Paul conducts intellectual property audits and due diligence in acquisitions, prepares and negotiates licensing, research and development, and collaborative agreements between private parties and with government agencies in contract procurement and other transactions. He has litigated patent infringement and trade secret cases in a number of jurisdictions and has lectured and appeared in articles concerning intellectual property enforcement, data rights and software licensing.
Early in his career, Paul served as a judicial clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, which courts, respectively, have national jurisdiction over patent appeals and significant government contracts matters. He also served as a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice (Commercial Litigation Branch, Claims Court/Federal Circuit Section).
Areas of Concentration
•Technology law and related research and licensing transactions
Awards & Recognition
•Recognized, IAM Licensing 250: The World's Leading Patent and Technology Licensing Practitioners, Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine, 2010
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
Articles, Publications, & Lectures
Paul has written various news articles on data rights, copyright related legislation, intellectual property issues in eCommerce, and the regulation of new technologies.
•Contributor, Greenberg Traurig Publishes a 50-State and DC Survey with the ACC on Covenants Not to Compete, GT L&E Blog, October 22, 2015
•Contributor, Fifty State Survey on Covenants Not to Compete, Greenberg Traurig & Association of Corporate Counsel InfoPAK, September 2015
•Co-Author, Enforcing Data Rights, Federal Publications, Briefing Papers
•Co-Author, Non-Recurring Cost Recoupment, Federal Publications, Briefing Papers
•Co-Author, Impasse at Cartegena - An Analysis of the Current Status of the Bio-Safety Protocol
Paul has lectured on intellectual property issues related to protection and ownership of industrial and aesthetic design, American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA) and Association of Professional Design Firms (APDF). He has also been quoted in IPLawCast and several law-related news publications including, Legal Times, National Law Journal, The Recorder, Potomac Techway, and Atlanta Legal Times concerning developments in the field of intellectual property law.
•Presenter, Ensuring Compliance with Patent Marking Requirements While Avoiding Civil Penalties for False Marking, February 2010
•Chairman, Counseling Clients in the Digital Age, D.C. Bar CLE Program on E-Commerce 1999, 2000 and 2001
Paul has presented on technical data rights and patent ownership at NCMA, APMP, and ABA seminars and on aviation-related design protection, PMA's and identicality.
•Speaker, Cross-Sector Models for Innovation, Incubation and Intellectual Property, American Meteorological Society Forum, April 27, 2011
•Judicial Clerk, the Honorable Jack R. Miller, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
•Judicial Clerk, the Honorable Lawrence S. Margolis, U.S. Claims Court (now the U.S. Court of Federal Claims)
•Trial Attorney, Claims Court/Federal Circuit Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Commercial Litigation Branch
Associated News & Events
10.01.10 Four Greenberg Traurig IP Attorneys Listed Among Top 250 of the World's Leading Patent and Technology Licensing Practitioners
10.04.00 Greenberg Traurig LLP Enhances Intellectual Property Practice in Mid-Atlantic Region
03.01.06 How to Ensure That Your Off-Shore Preparation of US Patent Applications Does Not Run Afoul of US Export Controls
11.01.05 Unexpected Pitfalls In Offshore Patent Preparation
04.03.12 Court Reaffirms Broad Immunity for Patent Infringing Government Contractors - Only Recourse For Patent Holders Is To Sue Government
06.28.10 The Supreme Court Has Issued Its Opinion in Bilski v. Kappos: Many Questions Have Been Answered But Many More Remain
03.04.10 False Patent Marking: Are You The Next Defendant?