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.
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 Serta Simmons Bedding against Casper Sleep in a dispute involving three patents related to mattresses and channel cut technology (Serta Simmons Bedding, LLC, et al. v. Casper Sleep Inc.)
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.)
Served as lead trial counsel for Contour against GoPro in a patent infringement lawsuit related to wearable digital video cameras(Contour IP Holding, LLC v. GoPro, Inc.)
Served as lead counsel for AMX and Harman in a patent infringement lawsuit related to data transfer for video display (Vesper Technologies v. AMX, LLC and Harman International Industries, Inc.)
Represented AM General LLC in an eight-patent dispute related to starting systems for diesel-powered vehicles, including the Humvee (Uusi, LLC and Oldnar Corp. v. The United States, AM General LLC)
Served as co-lead counsel for Michael Todd True Organics in an ITC investigation adverse to Pacific Bioscience Laboratories
Defended Contour in a five-patent case relating to video compression technologies (VStream Technologies v.Contour, LLC)
Represented Rovi through trial adverse to Comcast in an ITC investigation involving seven patents relating to interactive program guides and related technologies*
Defended Spansion as lead trial counsel in an ITC investigation adverse to Macronix, relating to four patents directed to features of FLASH memory devices*
Represented AMX in a patent infringement suit relating to automated lighting control systems* (Intuitive Building Controls v. AMX, LLC)
Serving as lead counsel for petitioner in an appeal relating to the jurisdiction of the MSPB (Williamsv. Merit Systems Protection Board)
Represented a leading US consumer electronics company in two consolidated appeals from PTAB decisions invalidating all challenged claims of two patents owned by SightSound* (SightSound Tech. LLC v. A Leading US Consumer Electronics Company)
Representing a disabled veteran in an appeal relating to veterans’ due process rights (Ollisv. McDonald)
US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
US Court of Federal Claims
US District Court for the District of Columbia
US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
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