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Paul J. Otterstedt

Paul J. Otterstedt

Otterstedt, Ellenbogen & Kammer, LLP

Stamford, CT, USA


Paul is a partner in the firm of Otterstedt, Ellenbogen & Kammer, LLP.  He has been practicing intellectual property law since 1994, and has worked both as an in-house attorney for a Fortune 100 company and in private practice. He holds a J.D. degree magna cum laude from St. John’s University (where he was a member of the Law Review), a B.E.M.E. degree summa cum laude from Manhattan College, an M.S.M.E. degree from Columbia University, and an M.S.E.E. degree from New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering (formerly Polytechnic University). Paul’s practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the electrical, electronic, software, and mechanical arts, as well as related counseling, licensing, due diligence, and opinion work. Paul is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, in the state courts of Connecticut and New York, and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  Paul’s article Unwrapping File Wrapper Estoppel in the Federal Circuit: A New Economic Policy Approach, 67 St. John's L. Rev. 405 (1993), was cited in Festo Corp. v. Shoketsu Kinzoku Kogyo Kabushiki Co., 56 USPQ2d 1865, 1915 (Fed. Cir. 2000)(Linn, J., dissenting). Paul successfully prosecuted U.S. Patent No. 6,529,871, which was named one of “Five Killer Patents” of 2003 by the MIT Technology Review on May 1, 2004.
Paul J. Otterstedt is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Patent Fundamentals Bootcamp 2017: An Introduction to Patent Drafting, Prosecution, and Litigation
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters The Impact of Patent Prosecution Decisions on the Application of the Doctrine of Equivalents in Patent Litigation - Patent Fundamentals Bootcamp 2017: An Introduction to Patent Drafting, Prosecution, and Litigation, Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Patent Fundamentals Bootcamp 2018: An Introduction to Patent Drafting, Prosecution, and Litigation, Wednesday, June 13, 2018, New York, NY
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