Paul is a trial lawyer who focuses his practice on intellectual property and high profile litigation matters involving complex technical issues. As one example, Paul was trial counsel for BP in the Deepwater Horizon matter, developing and trying successfully BP’s strategy with respect to the blowout preventer and source control technology. Paul has extensive experience litigating intellectual property and complex litigation matters in federal and state courts, as well as the United States International Trade Commission. He has tried numerous patent infringement and litigation cases in various district courts around the country.
In 2011, Paul was selected as one of 40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch by the Law Bulletin Company in a special supplement to the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer magazine. Paul has also been named as an "Illinois Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers Magazine every year since 2013 and as an “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property since 2014.
Clients have called on Paul’s litigation and trial skills in disputes involving a wide range of technical areas, ranging from medical devices to semiconductor chips to automotive components. Paul, however, has spent a considerable portion of his practice focusing on disputes involving telecommunication technology.
Paul received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law, where he was elected to Order of the Coif.
"4 Years In, Inter Partes Review May Not Be The Best Strategy," Law360, March 2017
Financier Worldwide Magazine, October 2015 (roundtable member)
“Roundtable: Resolving patent disputes,” Financier Worldwide Magazine, October 2014 (roundtable member)
"Established Royalties: The Best Measure of a Reasonable Royalty," Patent World (May 2002)
Admissions & Qualifications
- United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
- University of Illinois College of LawJ.D.magna cum laude1999
Order of the Coif
Notes Editor, University of Illinois Law Review
- University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignB.S., Mechanical Engineering1993