- Manufacturing & Transportation
- Trademarks & Copyrights
- Intellectual Property
- Intellectual Property Counseling
|Contact Info||Telephone: 312.775.0401|
|University ||Case Western Reserve University, B.S.E.E., 1963; Case Western Reserve University, M.S.E.E., 1965; Case Western Reserve University, Ph.D., Electronics, Computer Systems/Software, 1969|
|Law School||Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., with high honors, 1977|
|Admitted||1977, Illinois; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office|
Professional Associations and Memberships
Illinois State Bar Association
Paul brings substantial electronics and software knowledge and experience to clients in the manufacturing and technology sectors.
Before his legal career, Paul earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, a master's degree in electrical engineering and a doctoral degree in computer systems and software - all within a 10-year time span. As an assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Oklahoma, he researched and wrote on computer graphics, human-computer interactions and real-time control systems. His dissertation pertained to interactive computer systems.
His industrial experience before becoming an attorney also included the development of computer-aided design (CAD) software for Bell Laboratories, hardware and software design for a division of Rockwell International, and hardware design for Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory.
Paul prosecutes and defends his clients' intellectual property, especially in:
•Developing patent programs in the U.S. and internationally.
Advising clients with strategies to design around or avoid patents of third parties.
Preparing agreements pertaining to technology.
Developing programs to address internal and externally received invention disclosures.
Paul has extensive experience in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications pertaining to software-based systems, electronics, digital systems of all types, control systems and mechanical and electro-mechanical devices. In addition, he has advised clients in the development of brand name and trademark programs.
Paul's litigation experience includes patent and/or trade secret cases pertaining to electronic circuits and electronic systems, as well as unfair competition and contracts. In addition, he has served as general counsel for hardware and software vendors, and has prepared and negotiated licenses and contracts for hardware and software systems.
Awards and Recognitions
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
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