Paul M. Schoenhard is a highly skilled trial and appellate litigator representing clients in US district courts, the International Trade Commission (ITC) and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He has managed high-profile intellectual property disputes involving patents, trademarks, trade dress and unfair competition claims from inception through trial and/or settlement, including serving as lead counsel at trial and in appeals to the Federal Circuit.
Paul advises clients regarding global litigation strategies and coordinates litigation efforts across US and foreign jurisdictions in large-scale disputes involving, for example, simultaneous actions in US district courts, the ITC, the US Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and German courts of first instance.
Paul frequently publishes and lectures on topics relating to intellectual property. He has served as a visiting professor at the University of Utah, SJ Quinney College of Law, where he taught “Intellectual Property Law” and “Trademarks and Unfair Competition,” and currently serves as a member of the adjunct faculties at American University, Washington College of Law, where he teaches “Patent and Trademark Appeals Before the Federal Circuit,” and at the University of New Hampshire School of Law. In addition, Paul serves as a member of the Rules Advisory Committee to the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
*Matter handled prior to joining McDermott