Paul Devinsky advises clients on patent, trademark and trademark litigation and counseling, as well as copyright counseling. He is also active in intellectual property (IP) licensing, transactions and due diligence, as well as post-issuance US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) proceedings such as reissues and inter partes review, covered business method patent review and post grant review, and appellate (Federal Circuit) advocacy.
Paul has extensive experience in the following:
Paul has particular experience in connection with protecting the technology relating to semiconductor fabrication tools and processes, semiconductor architecture, machine tools and machine tool controllers, computer-related devices, telecom and internet-related technologies, laser technologies, ion beam technologies, medical and biotech devices, consumer and industrial electronics, telephony, computer-controlled electro-mechanical systems, automotive electronics, nuclear fuel assemblies and reactors (fission and fusion), programmable logic chips designs, power tools, digital optics, cameras and photocopiers, rechargeable Li-ion batteries, enforcement of and defending against Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) and reasonable and non-discriminatory terms (RAND) licensing, esp. 802.11, Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) and H. 264 standards and integrated circuits. His transactional work focuses on domestic and international IP licensing settlement agreements and due diligence audits. Paul also frequently handles intellectual property audits for start-up and mature technology clients in order to plan and implement cost-effective intellectual property protection programs.
Paul lectures frequently on IP topics of current interest, appears regularly as a speaker at domestic and international symposiums, and delivers private lectures for clients.
In addition to serving approximately four years as a patent examiner, Paul served as patent counsel to the US Department of Energy, rising to the position of chief of patent litigation prior to entering private practice in 1980.
Paul is editor in chief and frequent contributor to McDermott’s IP Update and is a thought leader, authoring numerous articles appearing in major legal and intellectual property publications.