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Paul S. Brockland

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Education

  • University of San Diego (JD, cum laude)
  • Northwestern University (BS, Electrical Engineering)

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Languages

  • Spanish

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 Levin, Paul was an associate in the San Diego office of a large law firm specializing in IP and technology law. 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.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Volunteer, Jesuit Alumni Service Corps (July 2003 – June 2004)