Paul is a patent attorney who prepares, prosecutes and maintains patent portfolios for corporations of all sizes and for individual inventors. Paul previously practiced with Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici (WSGL) and currently practices as a Director in Preti Flaherty's Boston office. He provides clients with strategic patent law counsel, in addition to advice regarding other areas of intellectual property, such as trademarks and trade secrets, and helps them navigate the many challenges faced by companies engaged in technology and innovation.
Patent Applications for Software & Electronics
Paul prepares patent applications in the software, electrical, electromechanical and electronic arts. He has also conducted numerous pre-filing patentability studies, freedom to operate studies and has often been called upon to assess questions of patent validity and patent infringement. Paul also performs due diligence investigations to assess intellectual property portfolios in the course of mergers and acquisitions. With his extensive experience in both the technical and legal aspects of the patent process, Paul provides clients with fully-informed and comprehensive intellectual property strategies.
Prior to practicing with Preti Flaherty and WSGL, Paul worked as an Associate General Counsel in the Patent Law Department at Sun Microsystems, Inc. for four years overseeing a portfolio of patents in areas including networking devices and storage systems. Earlier in his legal career, Paul was an associate patent attorney at intellectual property law firms located in Boston and Washington, DC.
Before becoming a patent attorney, Paul worked in the high tech industry for eight years. As a test and project engineer with Data General, Paul designed, implemented and supported test equipment (hardware and software), reviewed product designs for testability and manufacturability and coordinated test plans and capital spending budgets. Paul applies his years of practical business and engineering expertise to the intellectual property matters he handles on behalf of his clients.
Paul holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, with High Honors, from Rutgers University College of Engineering (1982) and a J.D., cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School (1993). His academic honors include Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu. Paul has been a guest lecturer on electrical patent claims drafting at the University of New Hampshire School of Law's Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property in Concord, NH.
- Suffolk University Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1993)
- Rutgers University (B.S.E.E., with honors, 1982)
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- Boston Patent Law Association