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Overview

For Paul, intellectual property law is an exciting practice at the intersection of innovation, technology and legal strategy.

After earning an undergraduate degree in biology, Paul worked as a research technician for an innovative agriculture company, a position that provided a foundation for understanding the importance of intellectual property protections. His work involved optimizing automation and workflow for isolating and sequencing plant DNA, and he developed an appreciation for maintaining processes as trade secrets.

Paul enjoys working with inventors and scientists, and he is passionate about maximizing legal protections for their work. He excels at the creative thinking necessary to formulate solutions in intellectual property cases. Paul’s goal is never to return to a client with a “no,” but to always offer effective alternatives when pursuing litigation strategies and intellectual property protection.


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Education

  • J.D., Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
    • cum laude
  • B.S., Saint Louis University
    • magna cum laude

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
Experience
  • Represented online retailer defending against trademark infringement and false advertising claims.
  • Represented performance nutrition company defending against patent infringement claims in an International Trade Commission investigation.
  • Served as a member of team providing representation of consumer electronics company defending against patent infringement claims, and obtained favorable resolution of claims through early dismissal of the case prior to commencement of discovery.
  • Served as member of team providing representation of an internet service provider defending against copyright infringement claims.
  • Served as member of team providing representation of healthcare software company pursuing patent infringement claims against competitor.
  • Represented healthcare software company pursuing federal antitrust claims against competitor.
Outside the Office

Paul is a musician who has played the piano since childhood, as well as the guitar and bass. He especially enjoys composing his own classically inspired pieces on the piano.