Paul is a certified patent attorney who focuses on a broad range of intellectual property matters. His experience includes preparing and prosecuting US and international patent applications; participating in post-grant proceedings, including drafting multiple successful petitions for inter partes review; conducting and defending IP due diligence during mergers and acquisitions; and counseling clients on the patentability of their designs and the scope of IP protection available to them under the law. His clients have included electronic hardware and software companies, wireless communications and wireless power providers, and medical device companies.
Prior to joining Mintz, Paul was an associate at the San Diego office of a large law firm specializing in IP and technology law. His practice included a variety of technical areas, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, 802.11, 3G, and 4G wireless technologies, electromagnetic shielding, video imaging and processing, MEMS, network hardware and software. Paul also has considerable experience in diverse areas including a variety of ophthalmic devices, treatments and implants, orthopedic surgical tools, signal processing and related software applications and user interfaces. Earlier he was a corporate and securities associate at another large multinational law firm, where his experience included serving a six-month secondment with a publicly traded medical device company and receiving the law firm’s national pro bono award.
During law school, Paul worked as a judicial extern for the Honorable Marilyn J. Huff of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.
An avid traveler, Paul is the founder of www.midcareerbreak.com, a travel blog offering insights on unsung destinations and experiences, culinary adventures, and volunteer opportunities.
- University of San Diego (JD, cum laude)
- Northwestern University (BS, Electrical Engineering)
- Volunteer, Jesuit Alumni Service Corps (July 2003 – June 2004)