Biography

Paul is a partner in the firm of Otterstedt, Wallace & 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 Polytechnic University (Now the New York University Tandon School of Engineering). 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.

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