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.

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  • Representing Humvee®-maker AM General LLC in a trademark and trade dress infringement lawsuit against Activision related to its Call of Duty® video game franchise (AM General LLC v. Activision Blizzard Inc. et al.)
  • Serving as lead counsel for Michael Todd Beauty adverse to DD Karma, LLC in a design patent, trade dress and unfair competition dispute related to skin care devices for dermaplaning (DD Karma, LLC v. Michael Todd Beauty LP, et al.)

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  • Washington, DC Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property Litigation, 2018
  • Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000, The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, United States DC Metro Area, 2017 to 2019
  • The Legal 500 US, 2017 to 2019
  • Benchmark Litigation, 40 & Under Hot List, 2018 and 2019


Harvard Law School, JD, 2003
Dartmouth College, BA Mathematics and Computer Science, magna cum laude, 2000

District of Columbia

Courts / Agencies
Supreme Court of the United States
US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

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Paul M. Schoenhard

Insights & Events / Media

Intellectual Property Magazine / December 2019/January 2020

Intellectual Property Magazine / December 2018

Washington, District of Columbia / Speaking Engagements / March 23, 2017